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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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Feb. 14, 1908

 


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At top, Santa Monica African Americans begin the Union League ... Above, Cottolene, a blend of cottonseed oil and beef tallow ... Meet Joseph Margolis (1869-1945), who was active in politics until at least the early 1940s, in a story thick with dialect and broken grammar ... The Alexandria and Hollenbeck hotels contribute $1,000 toward the welcoming celebration for the Great White Fleet ...  Firefighters take two of the company's horses out for exercise and one animal is killed when they collide head-on while galloping toward one another on Edgeware Road ... A 4-year-old girl is badly burned while playing with matches ...

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