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A Bad Way With Horses

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 12, 1907 Los Angeles Half a block from his home at 1131 Westlake, John P. Shumway Jr. was badly injured when the carriage he was driving collided with the 11th Street … Continue reading

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July 30: 1907: Runaway Horse Races Down Broadway, Plows Into Hotel Lobby

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 30, 1907 Los Angeles A horse and buggy had been hitched outside Jevne‚Äôs grocery store at 6th Street and Broadway when a furniture van hit the buggy, frightening the horse. As … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Los Angeles – The Old Livery Stable

This is the fourth in the Rediscovering Los Angeles series, from Nov. 25, 1935, by Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner. Horses did not disappear from the streets of Los Angeles for quite a while after the introduction … 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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June 12, 1908

ou may (or may not) be wondering why the unfortunate Edson S. Fancher, at left, was sprinkling the street when he had an encounter with a streetcar at Darwin and Avenue 20 (see above). I would presume that this was … Continue reading

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Random shot

Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times Speaking of watering troughs, at least one has survived in the Los Angeles area. This one in South Pasadena, on Meridian just south of Mission, was built across from the train station … Continue reading

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June 4, 1908

Above, horses drinking from a trough at the Plaza, 1906.      At left, the Humane Society expands its program to built drinking fountains for horses with an elaborate installation at Hoover and Benton, which would be about here: One … Continue reading

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May 23, 1908

Hollywood gets a new church, above.  (At left, Hollywood Presbyterian today.) The northwest corner of 8th Street and Broadway (at right) sells for $234,000 ($5,144, 969.35 USD 2007) … Below left, sake is banned because it’s impure … The auction … Continue reading

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May 22, 1908

Above left, looks like the sailors of the Great White Fleet left with a 19-year-old souvenir of Los Angeles. Her name is Olga Isle and she’s being sent back home after her cruise. Above, L.K. Lessley of Sierra Madre is … Continue reading

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May 18, 1908

At left, the saga of a man who wanted a ride on a train, rather desperately … Above, a wild night in a rented car racing around downtown at 40 mph ends in a fiery crash with a carriage by … Continue reading

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March 31, 1908

Above, the city introduces the concept of a traveling blacksmith who shoes all of the Fire Department’s horses rather than take them to the nearest blacksmith. The Times says the blacksmith (for some reason, we didn’t use his name) shoes … Continue reading

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Jan. 31, 1908

A man crossing 9th Street near Maple is injured when he stumbles over a rope that a motorist is using to tow another car … Foreign ships call at the port of San Pedro, delivering large loads of lumber and … Continue reading

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Found on EBay

Here are a couple of interesting items on EBay, both related to Main Street (shout out to Bukowski Square! Let’s make it official). First, the Milano Cafe, 166 N. Main.   And here’s a shot of Main and 3rd.   … Continue reading

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Jan. 6, 1908

This is an example of the ghastly injuries that occurred when a streetcar hit a horse. The stories in the days before papers published photos of breaking news were graphic and left little to the imagination–if you are a horse-lover, … Continue reading

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Dirty streets

The question arose as to the cleanliness of streets in 1908. As I noted, a half-ton animal can make a fairly large mess. Interestingly enough, The Times complained that the newer paved avenues were more of a problem than the … Continue reading

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Runaway

  Sept. 12, 1957 Los Angeles There’s no telling what spooked Ben, but the horse was frightened and galloped toward Nordhoff Street and Tobias Avenue in what was then the rural San Fernando Valley. The rider, Carol Goetzinger, 13, tried … Continue reading

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