1900s

Hollywood, CA, history in photos

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Hollywood in photos

As we all know, Hollywood is not a city. It is a neighborhood, perhaps the most famous one in the world. Here is a short history told through photos. Come back often because there is a lot to add.    The Six Mile House, named for its distance to Los Angeles, was a liquor/wine bar […]

1900s

Los Angeles’ First Automobile

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First auto Los Angeles

Believe it or not, this is the first automobile in Southern California. S.D. Sturgis built it in his shop on 5th Street in Los Angeles with help from J. Philip Erie, the man credited for being the first to drive an automobile on a Los Angeles street. This photo was taken the same year the […]

1900s

Molokane – Russian Immigrants – 1906

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Molokane

Newsflash from the Past: TAKE TO HILLS IN A SCARE. Deluded Los Angeles Molokane Will Move Tomorrow for Fear of Quake. Los Angeles Times (October 14, 1906) There will be an exodus of the Molokane from Los Angeles tomorrow. The 2000 or more [Russian] colonists will begin their trek from the city early in the […]

1900s

Los Angeles – Eastlake Park photos (1900-1911)

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Eastlake Park 1908

In 1881, the City of Los Angeles created a local attraction called East Los Angeles Park. In 1901, it became Eastlake Park before the name changed a third time to Lincoln Park in 1917.  The park’s address is 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.   The lake’s stepping stones, c. 1904.   The Eastlake Park railway, circa 1905.     […]

1900s

Los Angeles – Southern California photos – 1900 – 1909

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McKinley visit 1901 Main Street

Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. Photo was taken on May 8, 1901, the day U.S. President William McKinley visited Los Angeles.   The Los Angeles High School football team, circa 1899-1900. According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school occasionally played colleges and universities to fill its season. For instance, […]