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Japanese Lieutenant Killed at Guadalcanal Went to USC

April 11, 1943: And here begins one of my favorite “Li’l Abner” episodes: Zoot Suit Yokum. The Times reports a strange encounter on Guadalcanal in which an unidentified Marine took a rifle from a wounded Japanese lieutenant. According to Torrance … Continue reading

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Smallpox Epidemic – Los Angeles, Feb. 7, 1863

Read the entire Feb. 7, 1863, edition of the Los Angeles Star from the Huntington Library, scanned by USC. Feb. 7 1863: The coroner holds an inquest in the killing of Christian Hutt. George Wright, the father of accused killer … Continue reading

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LAPD Pistol Team – 1934 [Updated]

Photo: The LAPD pistol team puts on a demonstration at the Auto Club headquarters in 1934. Credit: “Three Cars in Every Garage: A Motorist’s History of the Automobile and the Automobile Club of Southern California,” Page 164. Did they really … Continue reading

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Photos That Make Us Wonder

OK, does anyone else wonder about the main picture in the Shalikashvili obituary in The Times?

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