Chinese Opium Dens of Los Angeles

June 16, 1889: After quite a long rant on the degenerate nature of the Chinese — the maids and cooks are corrupting the good white homes of Los Angeles by providing narcotics to young, idle society men and women — the reporter gives detailed steps on how to cook and smoke opium.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Chinese Opium Dens of Los Angeles

  1. howard decker says:

    Sounds like your 1889 reporter (regarding knocking the Chinese and then telling readers how to prepare opium for injesting) was a blogger before his time.

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