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Flowing well belonging to the City of Los Angeles near Independence, Owens Valley. Inyo County, California. 1910.

Flowing well belonging to the City of Los Angeles near Independence, Owens Valley.

Los Angeles County Courthouse in 1898. Courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection, USC Libraries.

Los Angeles County Courthouse in Courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection, USC Libraries.

"Oil Island" was located on La Cienega Blvd., between Beverly and 3rd Street. The wooden derrick was originally constructed in 1907 in the middle of a bean field. When the city extended La Cienega to Sunset Blvd., there was a dispute over the cost of the well, so the city built around it. In 1946, an agreement was struck and the well was dismantled.

"Oil Island" was located on La Cienega Blvd., between Beverly and Street. The wooden derrick was originally constructed in 1907 in the middle of a bean field. When the city extended La Cienega to Sunset Blvd., there was a dispute over the cost of the

SHERMAN OAKS:  San Diego Freeway under construction across the Santa Monica Mountains, facing south.  The Mulholland Drive bridge can be seen in the distance and Sepulveda Boulevard is on the right, 1961.

SHERMAN OAKS: San Diego Freeway under construction across the Santa Monica Mountains, facing south. The Mulholland Drive bridge can be seen in the distance and Sepulveda Boulevard is on the right,

Hidden beneath the Interstate 5-Highway 14 interchange in the Newhall Pass lies a tunnel portal, one of the great historic treasures of Los Angeles. On September 5, 1876, Charles Crocker drove in a golden spike at Lang Station in Soledad Canyon to celebrate the completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad in California. This monumental day would not have been possible were it not for the completion of the San Fernando Railroad Tunnel by a crew of about 1,000 Chinese workers (and 500 others)…

beneath the Interstate 5 and Calif. 14 interchange in the Newhall Pass lies the San Fernando Tunnel which allowed the Southern Pacific RR Co. To grow

The Newsreel Theater, 8th and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, 1951 Imagine a movie theater if you can that only showed news films of the day.

The Newsreel Theater, and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, 1951 Imagine a movie theater if you can that only showed news films of the day.

Sears in East Los Angeles on Olympic Blvd.

SEARS --East Los Angeles on Olympic Blvd just off the I remember the smell of popcorn the moment you walked into the CATALOG area downstairs--where your catalog order was ready for pick up

(ca. 1937)* - This view of the Vista del Arroyo Hotel in Pasadena shot through the Colorado Street bridge captures a dirt path lined with Cypress trees leading through the lush arroyo. Water and Power Associates

This circa 1937 view of the Vista del Arroyo Hotel in Pasadena shot through the Colorado Street bridge captures a dirt path lined with Cypress trees leading through the lush arroyo. Water and Power Associates

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