Category Archives: 1871

Chinese Massacre – Oct 24, 1871

At top, an account of the massacre in the Daily Southern Cross of Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 9, 1871, Above, a detail of a Los Angeles map displayed in the Globe Lobby of the Los Angeles Times Building showing the … Continue reading

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Chinese Massacre – Oct 24, 1871

At top, an account of the massacre in the Daily Southern Cross of Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 9, 1871, Above, a detail of a Los Angeles map displayed in the Globe Lobby of the Los Angeles Times Building showing the … Continue reading

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The Chinese Massacre: Oct. 24, 1871 — Part 4

The New York Daily Tribune of Nov. 11, 1871, also carried an account of the massacre. Chinese Massacre Part 1 | Part 2| Part 3   Wong Chin, a merchant, was the first victim of the hanging. He was led … Continue reading

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The Chinese Massacre: Oct. 24, 1871 — Part 3

The San Francisco Bulletin’s Oct. 26, 1871, account of the lynching was published in the New York Times. Los Angeles, although boasting of being the City of the Queen of the Angels, is cursed with such another hotbed of crime … Continue reading

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The Chinese Massacre: Oct. 24, 1871 – Part 2

Here’s the San Francisco Bulletin’s Oct. 25, 1871, coverage of the massacre, as republished in the Carroll (Iowa) Herald on Nov. 22, 1871. [This link works now but it may be broken eventually as Google tinkers with its newspaper archives]. … Continue reading

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The Chinese Massacre: Oct. 24, 1871 — Part 1

I hadn’t planned to get into the Chinese Massacre until I wrapped up the Zoot Suit Riots, but Google’s recent changes in its news archives pressed me to get the material online before the newspapers disappear. For decades, the average … Continue reading

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Next Week on the L.A. Daily Mirror

Oct. 24, 1871: Riot and Massacre of Chinese in Los Angeles. Daily Southern Cross of Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 9, 1871 Coming up this week on the Daily Mirror: On Monday,  Eve Golden has a roundup of unusual obituaries in … Continue reading

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Calle de los Negros – A Vanished Landmark

Image: 1946 Thomas Bros. Guide showing “Negro Al” The recent controversy over the name of a hunting camp used by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his family sent me to the Daily Mirror archives for a 1946 Thomas Bros. Guide, … Continue reading

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June 14, 1908

Wilshire and Westmoreland via Google street view Lake and Hoover via Google street view ow if only research led in a straight line — but thankfully, it doesn't. Research corkscrews and jets off at unexpected angles. Today's project was supposed … Continue reading

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April 12, 1908

Who do you suppose is lounging in this hammock? Certainly not the poor lady doing the housework, below. This article isn't terribly legible, but the housekeeping tips are worth the eyestrain. I'm not sure I'll be hanging my Kasmhiri Kashans … Continue reading

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Chinese Massacre, 1871

Oct. 27, 1883 Today is the 136th anniversary of the Chinese Massacre. [Note: This article uses names for ethnic minorities that were common in the 19th century–lrh].

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