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Thieves take memorial plaque, Nuestro Pueblo, August 8, 1938

August 8, 2008 |  6:14 am


 
thieves steal memorial plaque from downtown LA park

Some things apparently do not change. Today, people steal copper wiring and manhole covers and sell them for scrap metal. In the 1930s, bronze plaques were apparently at risk.

 

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The Fremont Gate to Elysian Park, 1549 N. Broadway, via Google Maps' street view.

Los Angeles Times columnist writes about the city's park system

A nice little feature by Tim Turner, Times columnist and author, March 3, 1937. Turner wrote "Bullets, Bottles and Gardenias" and "Turn Off the Sunshine" about Los Angeles.

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