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The Bus Took Us (To War)

January 2, 2015

Note the destination sign on the left at the Lockheed plant. 1943

Fridays here are dedicated to Los Angeles transit, and its connection to Highland Park. Although the focus is on how Trolleys and Trains took us there, today’s post an exception has to be made for the above photo from The Metro Library and Archive’s Flickr photostream. The year was 1943, the nation was at war, and Highland Parkers were called on for the war effort. Every day, hundreds of workers would travel from Figueroa Street & Avenue 50 to the Lockheed factory in Burbank to build P-38 Lightning fighter planes for the war. And every day a bus like the ones above would take them home.

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