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Inventory of the Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District VII Records
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District VII Records
    Inventory: F3790
    Creator: California. Division of Highways
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District VII Records, F3790, California State Archives.

    Agency History

    The California Highway Commission created District VII, encompassing the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial in 1911. In 1924 the Highway Commission changed District VII boundaries with the transfer of San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial counties to District VIII. Additional boundary changes occurred in 1933 with the transfer of San Diego County to District XI.
    District headquarters were located in Los Angeles, under the direction of a District Engineer. Aided by an Assistant District Engineer, along with section units consisting of Right of Way, Maintenance, Survey, Accounting, and Construction, the District Engineer was responsible for all State Highway activity within his district. For details of district structure and description of positions and duties, see Dept. of Public Works, Management Survey of Responsibilities and Authorities, Headquarters Records Series entry #17.