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Lost L.A.: When the tree, not the car, ruled the road

February 5, 2011 |  5:59 am

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In this photo from more than a century ago, could that tree really be rising from the middle of Orange Grove Avenue in Pasadena? And whatever happened to that ancient oak?

In his latest Lost L.A. column, Sam Watters answers those questions and spins a tale that will sound awfully familiar to anyone reading headlines today.

Photo credit: UCLA Library Department of Special Collections

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