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William Mulholland began flooding the meadowlands of Ivanhoe Canyon in November 1907.
The incredible story of L.A.'s famous evangelical priest, Aimee Semple McPherson.
L.A. is the golden home of America’s queer rights movement, the site of several uprisings and protests that predate New York's historic Stonewall riots.
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Why was the city of Los Angeles so scared of modern art in the mid-20th century?
Highlights from our member collections will be on display next month in our new exhibition with the California Historical Society. Join us Friday, Aug. 5, for the opening reception!
Today, a motorist can traverse 66 miles of some of the most difficult terrain in the U.S. in under two hours, through country that once provoked complaints from no less a mountaineer than John Muir. “In the mountains of San Gabriel,” Muir wrote, “Mother Nature is most ruggedly, thornily savage.” And yet the Angeles Crest Highway soars through those same mountains almost effortlessly.
The original 1934 design featured the silhouette of a grizzly bear, present on the state flag but extinct in California since 1922. #LostLA
"Not in my backyard!" was the cry of many a resident of one Los Angeles subdivision. #LostLA
Iron was once a precious metal in Los Angeles. Early L.A. blacksmiths scoured the countryside for abandoned wagon tires and other scrap metal. #LostLA
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