Monthly Archives: March 2007

Postcards From the Past

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The Bridge

March 15, 2007South Pasadena Here’s the Gold Line, its passengers mercifully unaware that they are zipping along to Pasadena in the “Gorge of Eternal Peril” beneath “The Bridge of Death.” Here’s a close-up of a patch made to fix one … Continue reading

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In Which a Ghostly Visitor Returns

March 15, 2007Los Angeles “Well, dear boy, I suppose you thought you were through.” “Yes, I did.” “And?” “Good grief! Do you see this bridge over the Gold Line? It looks like it’s held up with hairpins and spit!” “Saliva, … Continue reading

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The Celebrity Inteview

March 14, 1907Los Angeles Harry C. Carr, future author of “Los Angeles: City of Dreams,” visits Fely Dereyne, who is starring in the San Carlo Opera Company’s touring production of “Carmen.” Accompanied by Times artist Harold R. Coffman, who sketched … Continue reading

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Farewell, Faithful Companion

Feb. 12, 1907Whittier Don had rushed up San Juan Hill with the Rough Riders, fearless in the face of enemy fire. But he could not survive a speeding driver on the otherwise placid streets of Whittier. A present from Teddy … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Has No History

Feb. 24, 1907Los Angeles Google Earth, 2007 lmharnisch.comlmharnisch.blogspot.comE-mail: lmharnisch (AT) gmail.com

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A Tumultuous Season

March 10, 1907Los Angeles Someone who opened the Los Angeles Times on this Sunday might be forgiven for wondering what had become of the world, for Page 1 was full of news about the demise of two religious leaders. The … Continue reading

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Random Shots From Our 12-Bore

March 9, 1907Los Angeles The Insanity Begins Led by I. Newerf and J.B. Dudley, the automobile owners of Los Angeles are fighting a new city ordinance that bans parking within 40 of downtown intersections. Newerf, the West Coast representative of … Continue reading

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It Was a Kinder, Simpler Time…

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Forget Bird Flu, This Is Serious

March 7, 1907Los Angeles A dreadful disease called acute glanders has been discovered in a horse and veterinarian R.J. Ramage ordered that the animal be destroyed immediately. In addition to rapidly causing death, acute glanders can be spread from horses … Continue reading

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Belles Are Ringing!

March 6, 2007San Francisco (VIA Associated Press) The Irish of San Francisco are furious over a play at the Davis Theater called “The Belle of Avenue A,” which features a character named Mrs. McCluskey who drinks a glass of beer … Continue reading

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An Independent Woman

March 5, 1907Los Angeles What shall we do with Emma? She’s gone off to New Mexico and married a Chinaman. Her horrified mother hopes to get the marriage annulled, but Emma is an independent-minded young lady. Emma’s mother, Mary Culver … Continue reading

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A Page From the Past

March 3, 1907Los Angeles Stroll into the Los Angeles Public Library on Central Avenue with me for a moment, over to the children’s section. The librarian says there are about 15,000 to 16,000 books, only half of what is needed, … Continue reading

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Page 1 News

March 2, 1907Los Angeles

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City Fathers Confront an Intractable Problem

March 1, 1907Los Angeles Downtown businessmen are at a complete loss over what to do with the garbage from their operations and want the city to either take it or designate a dump they can use. “They declare that the … Continue reading

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