My Grandfather had worked the oil-fields from Santa Paula clear down past L.A. area from about
1928 to 1938-ish when he packed up and moved to Washington. Whenever he or my Grandma
would talk about living in California they would always take a sidetrack to commet on what maniacs
the drivers down there were. Seeing Wilshire Blvd. without any traffic markings of any kind just
added to their stories. Even if it does show rather well behaved drivers in the clip. Thanks for
sharing it brought back a flood of memories!
If this was 1936 it would have been in pretty much the middle of the depression. Most historians
agree that the beginning of the lend lease program an the beginning of World War II was the end
of the Great Depression. Lasting from 1928 - 1929 (with government economic stimulation) until
1938 - 1940 or 1941. That's why we have whole generations who grew up during the depression
who saved everything from string to bailing wire never ever throwing away anything that could
have a second life as something useful. It was that "make do" mentality that made our Grand-
parents and Great-Grandparents some of the most creative in our history!