1947 Historical Events

San Francisco, 1948
After 15 years of service, James A. Johnston retires as warden of Alcatraz at age 72.

California, 1947
With more than 14,000 miles of highway in use and the number of licensed vehicles in California topping 3 million, much-needed freeway construction proceeds.

United States, 1947
The Freedom Train, a traveling exhibition showcasing important historical documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Emancipation Proclamation, steams across the country. The exhibit is seen by many.


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