Feb. 27, 1908


An interesting slice of life in Los Angeles a century ago: If you have ever seen old pictures of downtown you know the significance of the story about removing excess utility poles. The streetscapes in the old days were a tangle of overhead wires … The toxic effect of fake jewelry … A doctor uses fright in an attempt to awaken Beulah Hawkins, the unfortunate comatose woman at county hospital … An actor getting off a streetcar at 4th and Hill falls over a pile of dirt and is hit by another streetcar. But the show goes on … More than $1 million in scrip, used "in lieu of cash during the dull days" is incinerated.


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