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Found on EBay: Pershing Square Cannon




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You may recall a post I did last year on Pershing Square’s missing cannon, which vanished after being moved to Travel Town in Griffith Park. Here’s a 1905 postcard showing the cannon, which has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $2. And don’t you think Pershing Square (or Central Park, as it was known before World War I) was far more attractive a century ago before it was converted into a moonscape to repel the homeless?

 
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It was definitely more attractive. Here's a contemporary photo:

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics43/00056152.jpg

And another view:

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics03/00011012.jpg

But where in the park is it?


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