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A Fallen Woman's Death Ride

August 23, 2009 |  2:00 am



Aug. 23, 1889, Sewer Map


Aug. 23, 1889: I always enjoy looking at old maps of Los Angeles. This one shows a proposed sewer system. Much of the lettering is upside-down, but flipping the map 180 degrees makes it  even more confusing. Many of the street names are different than what we know now. Note, for example Michel Torrance St., which I suspect became Rampart, although ProQuest doesn't shed light on the question.  

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Aug. 23, 1889, Sewer Map



Aug. 23, 1889, Fallen Woman

The name of the woman in the above story is a little hard to make out. I believe it's Kitty Harris. I can't find anything further about her in ProQuest, so I don't know what became of her and her sister.

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