McKinley visit 1901 Main Street

Los Angeles – southern california photos – 1900 – 1909

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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, […]

Glendale’s former American Nazi Party Headquarters

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Here is a notorious house in Glendale’s history. Its address is 823 E. Colorado Street. In 1964-65, it briefly became the American Nazi Party’s western headquarters after American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell made the announcement that its new Glendale branch was now a “center of resistance to communism, Zionism and race mixing.” The […]

Sheriff to Destroy Gambling Gear – 1955

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Newsflash from the Past: Sheriff to Destroy Gambling Gear Los Angeles Times, November 10, 1955 — The Sheriff’s Department today plans to destroy some thousands of dollars’ worth of gambling equipment confiscated in raids during the last two years. Sheriff [Eugene W.] Biscailuz will supervise the destruction of the paraphernalia. It consists of pinball, marble […]