date on the back of these photos, taken by
Nancy's father Gene Watson, is August 1980.
Gene worked for CalTrans and often took
pictures of finished freeway projects.
Wanna guess where this one is?
Interstate 15 between Escondido
and Temecula. I was stationed at March AFB
in Riverside, CA from 1977-1980. We drove
old highway 395 (two lanes both ways) many
times. And while we waited for hours in
traffic, we had front row seats watching
them build the new freeway -- Tom Hull '74
The photo looks like I-8 or Highway 80
around Sunrise Highway -- Ken Bowers ‘70
(That was my guess, too. Nancy
says it's I-15)
right picture is looking Southbound I-15
down the long grade to Gopher Canyon Rd.
& before you climb the long grade past
Lawrence Welk’s on the left. The left
picture is still Southbound, but looking
North & Gopher Canyon Rd. is behind
the CalTrans pickup. Also if you follow
the Hwy in the left picture to the very
top & could see around the bend you
would see the Arched Bridge. (My opinion
-- also I knew Gene) --
Eric Sarkela ‘60