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May 28,1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

Packard Co. file photograph of a 1937 Packard three-quarter front view, parked on the almost completed Golden Gate Bridge. Inscribed on photo back: “Packard six, fifteenth series, model 115-C, 6-cylinder, 100-horsepower, 115-inch wheelbase, 5-person sedan (body type #1083), note 1937 California license plate #1U-DLR-208, license plate frame, setting: not yet completed Golden Gate Bridge." 

Packard Collection

  • Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library