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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood Pioneer Eugene Plummer and His Park

Eugene Plummer holds what he claimed was Joaquin Murrieta’s 12-shot pistol, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 5, 1938. Virtually forgotten today, Hollywood pioneer Eugene R. Plummer preserved many romantic traditions of old Los Angeles throughout his 91 years. Generous to a … Continue reading

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Aug. 26, 1907: Save Those Redwoods

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Aug. 26, 1907 Santa Rosa, Calif. Elected officials addressed a large rally devoted to saving the 800-acre Armstrong Grove, named after lumber baron J.B. Armstrong, who decided to save the stand of … Continue reading

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Roll On, Ugly River

Note: This is a post I originally wrote in 2006 for the 1907 project. Nov. 2, 1907: As part of a new city beautification campaign, Boyle Heights residents have suggested turning the Los Angeles River into a garden spot. The … Continue reading

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6,000 Union Army Veterans Gather to Recall the Campfires of Old

The entire Aug. 27, 1903, edition of the Herald is available here. Aug. 27, 1903: The Los Angeles Times (and by extension, the Chandler family) is frequently treated as if it was the only paper in the city’s history. Those … Continue reading

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July 11, 1938

"I’m afraid you didn’t get my name. I’m a personal friendof the mayor," one caller said.  erhaps someone in LAPD communications will enjoy discovering that crackpots haven’t changed much in 70 years. Above, Howard C. Nutt takes the calls. At … Continue reading

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Architectural Ramblings

  May 13, 1957 Los Angeles Nobody knows who Frederick M. Roberts is these days, at least not at Fred Roberts Park at 48th and Honduras streets in South Los Angeles. I’d never heard of him, so I drove down … Continue reading

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