Rails connect East and West for the first time. Oil is discovered in Los Angeles. Immigrants come ashore from Japan and China, as former slaves arrive from the South and Latinos arrive from Mexico. Aviation and moviemaking take flight. Los Angeles hosts the Olympic Games—twice. Shipbuilding and citrus growing become major industries. Local companies Wham-O and Mattel give birth to the Hula Hoop and Barbie. The city hosts the first Super Bowl. And, the historical Los Angeles Times (1881-1986) records it all.
The Los Angeles Times delivers unique coverage of the development of Southern California and the American West. Follow reporter Charles Lummis as he walks from Cincinnati to Los Angeles, recording his travels and providing a unique glimpse into Native American life. Read the Annual Trade Number Edition (published 1886-1962), which promoted Southern California to prospective immigrants from the East and Midwest. Review the “Noticias en Espanol” news summary column (published 1922-1933), which served the Times’ Spanish-speaking audience.
September 13, 2010