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Shoemaker Road

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A little help for an L.A. freelance writer... Rodger Jacobs is looking for information on an effort in the 1960s to build an escape route (in the event of nuclear attack) from the Los Angeles basin through the San Gabriel Mountains. He says it was called the Shoemaker Road, but also became known as The Road To Nowhere. Inmates from the state prison at Chino were used on the work, he says.


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