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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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Streetcar holdup

Jan. 12, 1908
Los Angeles

Streetcars robberies, although not everyday occurrences, were a regular risk 100 years ago on our sainted mass-transit system. In this instance, a passenger grabbed the bandit as he was holding two guns to the conductor's head and the fare collector killed him. I love reading these old papers; most people have no idea just how wild Los Angeles was.

 

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