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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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June 13, 1908

Dropcap_b_1908_2 eer, anyone? Remember that beer is a health drink -- liquid bread! Just a bit of alcohol to aid digestion ... (Isn't this old typography great?)

At left, a true novelty for the ladies --political speeches! The Times says 400 members of the Friday Morning Club got the "thrill of a real political meeting without the unladylike accompaniment of foul tobacco" when two male speakers addressed "machine politics." 

Mrs. Shelby Tolhurst "surprised the men present by the self-possession with which she presided over the political meeting," The Times says.

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