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L.A.’s Dream Airport Nearing Reality

    Oct. 10, 1960: The Times takes a look at construction of Los Angeles’ Jet Age airport. The “Theme Building” will resemble a giant flying saucer and there will be a monorail called the Skylift to whisk passengers from … Continue reading

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Pages of History

  Notice how steep Bunker Hill used to be! I stumbled across a copy of “Los Angeles: A Guide Book,” produced for the 1907 National Education Assn. convention, listed on EBay for $9.99 and remembered that I had seen a … Continue reading

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Sydney Ford’s Trip Around the World, 1910

   April 10, 24, 1910: Times writer Sydney Ford (Henrietta B. Freeman) embarks on a journey around the world. In Parts 1 and 2 of Ford’s chatty travelogue, she writes about the voyage to Hawaii and sightseeing on Honolulu. I'm … Continue reading

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California Limited Sets Speed Record

  Feb. 26, 1910: The Santa Fe’s California Limited cuts hours off the trip from Chicago to Los Angeles, hitting 65 mph between Gallup, N.M., and Winslow, Ariz.

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Women and Cars

  Jan. 24, 1910: Sydney Ford writes about women, cars and the annual Los Angeles auto show. She touches on America's only auto club for women and talks about fashions, including the latest outfits for chauffeurs. Ford took a trip … Continue reading

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Officials Honor Louis Paulhan

   After a boat trip to Santa Catalina Island, Louis Paulhan says he hopes to fly there the next time.   Jan. 22, 1910: Child molester Edward Powelson thanks the judge for sentencing him to 180 days for vagrancy. "Judge, … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Santa Fe Station

This postcard showing the Santa Fe railroad station, which was superseded by the opening of Union Station in 1939, has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $4.95.

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Paulhan Takes First Day of Aviation Meet

 Los Angeles Times file photo Glenn Curtiss at the Aviation Meet, 1910.   Lt. Beck inspects a Gnome engine. Jan. 11, 1910: The Times says of Louis Paulhan, who flew 10.75 miles: "Handling his steering apparatus with one hand and … Continue reading

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China Offers Great Market for U.S., Diplomat Says

Florence Newmark marries Sylvain Kauffman at 903 Beacon Ave. Nov. 22, 1909: Former Judge J.C. McNally, the U.S. consul to Nanjing, "expressed optimistic views of the commercial future of China and said that the country would be a network of … Continue reading

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Woman Wants to Buy Airplane

  Nov. 5, 1909: Mrs. H.A. Arnold wishes to buy an airplane and hopes to learn how to fly during the winter. She would become the first woman in the world to buy an airplane, The Times says … And … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Oct. 27, 1959

  Coates Is Reluctant Stripper of Airways     You want my opinion, I say there's something almost indecent about Japan Air Lines' luxury flight to Tokyo.     We left Los Angeles after midnight — an hour when self-respecting Occidentals give … Continue reading

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‘War Is War’

Sept. 29, 1939: Ruth Locke describes a submarine attack off the Irish coast.

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Santa Monica Dedicates Pier

Sept. 10, 1909: Edward Henry Harriman, "the master builder of railways," dies after a long illness, but the news is withheld from reporters until the stock market closes. Cmdr. Robert Peary files Part 2 of his description of discovering the … Continue reading

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Man Saves Woman From Burning to Death

Sept. 6, 1909: Edmund Waller "Ted" Gale draws Gen. Adna R. Chaffee, head of the Board of Public Works. Civil engineer W.O. Secor tells a remarkable story: As he was riding the Downey Avenue streetcar at Naud Junction, a flame … Continue reading

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Baseless Prosecution of Homeless Addict

Aug. 24, 1899: The Orpheum presents barrelistic wonders and rag time comedians, plus Joseph Adelman, master of the xylophone. The Times reports "baseless prosecution" of Richard Woodward, a homeless drug addict who accidentally broke a pane of glass at a … Continue reading

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Train From Santa Monica Plows Into Cows on Tracks

     Aug. 19, 1889: Would you trust your shirts to a place where the "N" is backward?    The train from Santa Monica plows into a herd of cattle on the tracks a few miles outside town … a … Continue reading

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The Wrong Body

     Aug. 17, 1889: Patented poultry powder … but stay away from the gasoline stoves! A body found on Fire Island is not missing aeronaut F.D. Hogan, who lost a propeller on his airship and drifted out to sea. … Continue reading

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Artist’s Notebook — Union Station

Union Station by Marion Eisenmann, Aug, 8, 2009 Marion sends her impressions of Union Station, the crossroads for countless travelers since it opened in 1939. Think of how many people have rushed through the station to catch their train — … Continue reading

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Delays on Chavez Ravine

Aug. 11, 1959: "Horrors of the Black Museum" in Hypno-Vista! 3 1/2 stars on Netflix. Six stars on imdb. Movement toward a new ballpark for the Dodgers kept slowing down. City Atty. Roger Arnebergh wanted the City Council to wait … Continue reading

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This Dodger Plays Like a Kid; Moonwalking on the Angels

July 21, 1969: "First, the picket who you sent to the hospital wasn't a student! He had no reason to be on this campus — except to stir up trouble!" :: The Dodgers' youth movement was led by a youngster … Continue reading

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