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Con artist builds a crooked road in Death Valley
  • Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times

Con artist builds a crooked road in Death Valley

Posted On: 12:22 a.m. | July 16, 2015

Death Valley naturalist Dwight Warren checks a portion of Titus Canyon Road, built by a 1920s era con-artist. View Post»

The 'Know Your City' photography series [updated]
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

The ‘Know Your City’ photography series [updated]

Posted On: 12:40 a.m. | July 15, 2015

First image in the 1955-1956 Los Angeles Times series "Know Your City." View Post»

Judy Garland at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • Marshall Benedict / Los Angeles Times

Judy Garland at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Posted On: 12:20 a.m. | July 14, 2015

Judy Garland places her handprints, footprints and autograph in cement at Grauman's Chinese theater before premier of her movie Babes in Arms. Co-star Mickey Rooney watches. View Post»

San Francisco Mint's 50th anniversary tour
  • Randy Leffingwell / Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Mint’s 50th anniversary tour

Posted On: 12:15 a.m. | July 13, 2015

1987 tour of San Francisco Mint View Post»

Disneyland's Wally Boag retires

Disneyland’s Wally Boag retires

Posted On: 12:16 a.m. | July 10, 2015

Wally Boag retires in 1982 after 32,000 performances at Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Saloon. View Post»

50 'Longhairs' protest clipping order
  • R. L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times

50 ‘Longhairs’ protest clipping order

Posted On: 12:20 a.m. | July 8, 2015

Protests occur after 50 Palisades High School boys are sent home with orders to get haircuts. View Post»

1925 transfer of seven tons of silver
  • Los Angeles Times

1925 transfer of seven tons of silver

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | July 7, 2015

Seven tons of silver are transferred from the Hellman Commercial Trust and Savings Bank at Sixth and Main streets to the new principal office in the Hellman Bank Building at Seventh and Spring streets. View Post»

Neil Diamond sells out the Forum
  • Larry Armstrong / Los Angeles Times

Neil Diamond sells out the Forum

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | July 6, 2015

After a seven year absence, Neil Diamond's 1983 concerts sell out. View Post»

Tunnel found underneath Watts bank
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Tunnel found underneath Watts bank

Posted On: 12:27 a.m. | July 1, 2015

Police officer T. C. Harkem crawls out of tunnel discovered beneath the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Watts. View Post»

War freight rolls as railroad strike ends
  • Stan Boyd / Los Angeles Times

War freight rolls as railroad strike ends

Posted On: 12:09 a.m. | June 30, 2015

A short strike during World War II quickly brought freight and passenger traffic to a halt in Southern California. View Post»

1933 dedication of 6th Street bridge
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1933 dedication of 6th Street bridge

Posted On: 12:50 a.m. | June 29, 2015

1933 dedication ceremonies of 6th Street bridge and viaduct, built at a cost of $2,383,271. View Post»

1967: PeopleMover opens at Disneyland
  • Steve Fontanini / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

1967: PeopleMover opens at Disneyland

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | June 26, 2015

The PeopleMover is run through a remodeled Tomorrowland during press preview of the new Disneyland attraction. View Post»

News vendors, an endangered species
  • Larry Armstrong / Los Angeles Times

News vendors, an endangered species

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | June 25, 2015

Following World War II, Los Angeles' rapid changes doomed the street corner vendor selling newspapers. View Post»

Blast in Sylmar water tunnel kills 17
  • Fitzgerald Whitney / Los Angeles Times

Blast in Sylmar water tunnel kills 17

Posted On: 6:46 a.m. | June 24, 2015

On June 24, 1971, seventeen workers were killed by methane gas explosion in a Metropolitan Water District tunnel beneath Sylmar. View Post»

Jet leaving El Toro slams into mountain, killing 84
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Jet leaving El Toro slams into mountain, killing 84

Posted On: 12:17 a.m. | June 23, 2015

In the early morning of June 25, 1965, a U.S. Air Force C-135 Stratolifter with 84 passengers and crew, departed from El Toro Marine Corps Air Station and crashed into a nearby mountain. View Post»

New home for Jayne Mansfield [updated]
  • Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times

New home for Jayne Mansfield [updated]

Posted On: 12:28 a.m. | June 22, 2015

Awaiting a remodel, Jayne Mansfield, and body builder husband Mickey Hargitay sit in lavish emptiness, his barbells occupying the hearth in the living room of their $78,000 home. View Post»


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