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Neighbors Accuse Foster Mother of Beating Boy With Buggy Whip

June 30, 2009 |  2:00 am

June 30, 1889, Hard Times in Los Angeles

June 30, 1889: Mrs. Noles is accused of beating a 3-year-old boy with a buggy whip. Nonsense, she says, she doesn't own a buggy whip. She was just correcting the lad, as good parents do ... and zanjas are for sleeping.