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Coming Attractions: Anna Sklar on L.A. Water

  Anna Sklar, the author of “Brown Acres,” on the history of Los Angeles’ sewer system, will give a lecture about the history of the city’s water supply Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 630 W. … Continue reading

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Land Bargain in L.A.: 50 Cents an Acre!

Read the entire edition online at USC, scanned from a copy at the Huntington Library. March 28, 1863: The city of Los Angeles is selling 2,000 acres “within the eastern boundary of the city” at a minimum price of 50 … Continue reading

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Jan. 17, 1958

 

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Visions of tomorrow

June 13, 1957Los Angeles There was a time when IBM’s standard office equipment included signs that said "THINK." Although  William B. Thompson was an economist with Prudential Insurance, rather than IBM, he was certainly thinking about the future. He couldn’t … Continue reading

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