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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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May 18, 1908

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At left, the saga of a man who wanted a ride on a train, rather desperately ... Above, a wild night in a rented car racing around downtown at 40 mph ends in a fiery crash with a carriage by the plaza that The Times calls a "near tragedy," which means that everybody survived but don't ask what happened to the horse ...

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