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July 20, 1947: Wealthy Woman Gives Estate – Including Homeless Camp -– to Santa Barbara

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. This was a follow-up to a post by Kim Cooper. Lillian Child died in 1951 at the age of 75, four years after setting up provisions … Continue reading

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March 26, 1908

Above, with the Great White Fleet on its way to Los Angeles, the PE promotes pleasure excursions to see ships in Venice … Below, 14 socially prominent women patients who have undergone face peels testify on behalf of J.T. Harris, … Continue reading

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March 24, 1908

Above, the daily horoscope as it existed a century ago. Below, the plight of hobos who are running afoul of a tough constable around Burbank. In an interview, a homeless man complains of being sentenced to the chain gang … … Continue reading

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March 16, 1908

Above, The Times examines life among the homeless in the railroad yards and encampments of Mojave. Note the particularly unfortunate use of an ethnic slur in the artwork by The Times’ cartoonist Edmund Waller "Ted" Gale … Click on the … Continue reading

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Feb. 7, 1908

  A profile of the Salvation Army’s new soup kitchen as the city struggles to deal with the growing number of homeless men in Los Angeles … Quote of the day: "Something further will have to be done on the … Continue reading

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Feb. 5, 1908

  Here’s what I like about the 1908 papers: The stories are a crazy mix of tragedy and sentiment, flowery language and daily life that can be absolutely brutal … The county puts unemployed men to work building Laurel Canyon … Continue reading

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