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Great White Fleet Visits San Pedro, 1908

This postcard of the Great White Fleet entering San Pedro Harbor during its around the world cruise in 1908 has been listed on EBay. I wrote quite a bit about the Great White Fleet’s visit to Los Angeles when the … Continue reading

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Jan. 24, 1908

Here’s what happens when a streetcar jumps the tracks on Los Angeles’ sainted transportation system: There’s a huge traffic jam on the Eastside because no other cars can pass. Throw in human error and the congestion only gets worse … … Continue reading

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Jan. 14, 1908

A man convicted of killing a police officer killer tries to sell his body for a little cash … and his partner goes on trial…  A man can’t get picked up by the streetcar because he looks like a robber… … Continue reading

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Sea bag murder

  July 12-13, 1957 Los Angeles Two men from the Harbor Department were picking trash out of the main channel at Terminal Island when they saw the big canvas bag–twice the size of a Navy sea bag–drifting against the pier … Continue reading

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