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Mount Wilson Toll Road Company Records: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains business records chiefly related to the finances of the Mount Wilson Toll Road Company, which built the Mount Wilson Toll Road, a ten-mile wagon road it completed in 1891 from the foothills above Pasadena, California, up to Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains. The records date from 1903 to 1953.
Background
The Pasadena and Mount Wilson Toll Road Company, incorporated in 1889 by Judge Benjamin Eaton and others, was reorganized in 1890 with the purpose of building a ten mile wagon road from Eaton Canyon up the west flank of the San Gabriel Mountains to Mt. Wilson, above Pasadena, California. The road was completed and put into use in 1891, and the company gradually acquired control of the Mt. Wilson area. A syndicate took control in 1904, and the Mt. Wilson Hotel was built. The road was later improved for automobile traffic and continued in use until its closure in 1936. The Mount Wilson Toll Road Company then became the Mount Wilson Hotel Company.
Extent
206 items in 1 box and 10 volumes.
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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