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Catalog Number 2013.023.001
Description 1978 Build Bypass Now! large adult T-shirt is white cotton with an image of a squatting red devil with a "No" symbol on the front and the words "Build / Bypass / Now!" in black letters on the back. Adult Large Hanes Beefy T-Shirt is 100% preshrunk white cotton. Promotional item created by Pacifica residents who were advocating a bypass that would avoid the dangers of Devil's Slide and keep a continuous flow of traffic between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. The Bypass proposal was approved in 1972 but, in 1973, the Sierra Club sued and proposed a tunnel instead. Litigation ensued and the tunnel proposal was not brought up again until 1995 after serious landslides. The tunnel was proposed again and, in 1996, approved county-wide by voters. After many more delays, the tunnels project finally opened on March 15, 2013.
Object Name T-Shirt
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title 1978 "Build Bypass Now!" T-Shirt
Date 1978
Creator Hanes
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Build / Bypass / No!" (printed in black letters on back); "H Hanes (r) / BEEFY-T / ADULT L (42-44)" & "100% PRESHRUNK COTTON / MADE IN U.S.A. / CARE ON REVERSE / ..." (printed tags inside neck)
Provenance Donor Mary Griffin was on the Millbrae City Council and the T-Shirt was given to her by a member of the Pacifica City Council as a promotional item from Pacifica residents in favor of the bypass.
Dimensions H-29.5 W-35 inches
Dimension Details overall
Search Terms Griffin, Mary
Devil's Slide
Devil's Slide Bypass
Half Moon Bay
Highway 1
Subjects Campaigns & battles
Political activity
Political issues
People Griffin, Mary