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Los Angeles History, California

The history of Los Angeles started with the Spanish Settlement known as Bahía de los Fumos. Santa Rosa Island of California is a site of the Arlington Springs Man and the human remains discovered in this area are the oldest remains discovered in the USA.

Tonga tribe first settled in the region of Los Angeles. The local tribes produced high quality baskets and other different types of products and started trade with the other parts of the United States. Tonga Tribe still exists in Los Angeles.

Till 1870, Los Angeles was a little village with a population of more than 5000 people. By 1900, the population of this city grew to 100,000 inhabitants.

A lot of people worked actively to develop, promote Los Angeles and make it a great city.

 The first railroad in Los Angeles was setup in October 1869 between Los Angeles and San Pedro. In 1892, oil was discovered by Edward L. Doheny near Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles became the center of the oil Production.

In order to sustain future growth, huge engineering projects were started to bring more water to the city.

Los Angeles hosted the Olympic Games of 1932.

A great Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was established in 1923. It was designed to accommodate 76,000 people; later it was expanded with the seating capacity of 100,000 spectators.

During World War II, Los Angeles was the center of aircraft production. Thousands of Afro- Americans migrated to this area to take the jobs in the aircraft industries.

A lot of communities are settled in Los Angles like Spanish, Mexicans, Latinos, Chicano and Asians.  

   
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    Another fun day with my friends, who took me out to a USC game. I have not been to a game in quite some time, so this was a treat. I have tried to take many pictures of the crowds because my friends in Germany probably cannot believe how important college football is over here. Especially USC has...
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    City Rank221
     
  • History & Culture: rated for 73%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 87%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 87%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 60%
  • Food: rated for 93%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 67%
  • Shopping: rated for 65%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 23%
  • Must visit this place: rated for 90%
  
 

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