Banning, California USA - January 14, 1949
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slide was taken somewhere on Ramsey Street. At the time, it carried not only border-to-border U.S. Route 99
but also coast-to-coast U.S. Route 60
and U.S. Route 70
as they all had to traverse the narrow San Gorgonio Pass
(all now replaced by Interstate 10
The filling station mostly cut off to the right is interesting to me because I cannot find good information on Century Gasoline. There are a significant number of listings under that name closer to central Los Angeles so perhaps Century is a “jobber
" that has managed to survive through these many decades.