Circa 1940s view of the California Incline in Santa Monica. Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

Circa 1940s view of the California Incline in Santa Monica. Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

Circa 1905 view of the Santa Monica shoreline from Palisades Park. The tracks of the Los Angeles & Independence R.R. run where Pacific Coast Highway is today. To the right, a motorcar ascends an early version of the California Incline.

Circa 1905 view of the Santa Monica shoreline from Palisades Park. The tracks of the Los Angeles & Independence R.R. run where Pacific Coast Highway is today. To the right, a motorcar ascends an early version of the California Incline.