Thieves take memorial plaque, Nuestro Pueblo, August 8, 1938




 
thieves steal memorial plaque from downtown LA park

Some things apparently do not change. Today, people steal copper wiring and manhole covers and sell them for scrap metal. In the 1930s, bronze plaques were apparently at risk.


 

The Fremont Gate to Elysian Park, 1549 N. Broadway, via Google Maps’ street view.

Los Angeles Times columnist writes about the city's park system

A nice little feature by Tim Turner, Times columnist and author, March 3, 1937. Turner wrote "Bullets, Bottles and Gardenias" and "Turn Off the Sunshine" about Los Angeles.


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1 Response to Thieves take memorial plaque, Nuestro Pueblo, August 8, 1938

  1. Joe D says:

    At the end of this article the author says “Next Sunday-Echo Park”. This is my neck of the woods so could you publish that story one day?

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