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July 16, 1947: L.A. County Tired of Paying Welfare, Pays Brink Family to Go Back to Oklahoma

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Sojourn Over—James Brink and his wife and their nine children as they prepared to depart yesterday for their Oklahoma ranch after spending two and a half … Continue reading

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Los Angeles County Sheriffs — Biscailuz, Pitchess, Block and Baca

Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz, left, actor Leo Carrillo, center, and Gov. Earl Warren from “Biscailuz: Sheriff of the New West.” The impending retirement of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is a good time to dip into the … Continue reading

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Westlake Park Renamed in Tribute to Gen. MacArthur

June 13, 1942:Westlake Park is being renamed as part of the city’s observances to honor Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commemorating the day he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Marines at Camp Elliott are shocked to see women … … Continue reading

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July 10, 1908

A meeting of ranchers from the Los Nietos and La Habra valleys. Although the image is murky, it’s possible to make out one wagon and one automobile. arning: Some readers aren’t going to like this post because it contradicts today’s … Continue reading

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