Tag Archives: population

Sept. 5, 1947: L.A. Turns 166, Becomes Third-Largest City in America

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Los Angeles mounted a festive reenactment of its founding, with people taking the roles of padres, soldiers and settlers. On the gaily decorated steps of City … Continue reading

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May 5, 1908

  Above, an update in the Brownsville incident … Below, arson destroys a "spite house" next to 1712 W. Adams … Ministers of the First Christian Church help raise money toward a legal test case on the Bible in public … Continue reading

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The cloudy crystal ball

Nov. 3, 1957 Los Angeles I typed the words "Southern California Research Council" and I could already imagine the snoring. What, no crime? Hear me out. Its question was an essential one: How many people would be in what they … Continue reading

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Countdown to Watts

Note: The Watts riots are eight years away. As far as I can tell, The Times didn’t even cover this story. Email me Theresa Zeigler writes:After I read this story about the influx of Negroes and Hispanics in L.A. Country,  … Continue reading

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