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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: L.A.’s Hispanic History in Its Place Names

A detail of Ord’s 1849 survey of Los Angeles, showing street names in Spanish and English. Hispanic Heritage and history have greatly contributed to the rise and evolution of California and Los Angeles from Spanish colonization through Mexican land grants … Continue reading

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Calle de los Negros – A Vanished Landmark

Image: 1946 Thomas Bros. Guide showing “Negro Al” The recent controversy over the name of a hunting camp used by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his family sent me to the Daily Mirror archives for a 1946 Thomas Bros. Guide, … 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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