Category Archives: 1883

Sept. 20, 1907: Suicide Note — ‘Everything Is Boiling’

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 20, 1907 Los Angeles For weeks, Colorado mining investor John Geisel, 57, had confided in his diary as he felt his mind and his life coming unraveled “Good God,” he wrote, … Continue reading

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Vacation Is Over

    Vacation is over, but it’s going to take me a few days to plow through everything that has accumulated since I left.  Have you missed Jim Murray? Me too!

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Found on EBay – 1883 L.A. Directory

    Here’s an unusual item: An 1883 Los Angeles city-county directory has been listed on EBay.  As the vendor notes, there is only one copy listed in online catalogs and that’s at UCLA. As the vendor also notes, a … Continue reading

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Spring Street revisited

  Los Angeles Times file photo When this photo was taken, about 1883, Spring Street took an oblique angle at 1st. We're looking north, possibly from the Nadeau Hotel at what is now the site of The Times Building. The … 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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