Take this photo (1) from circa 1920 for example. (Click for you know what.) The Melvil Hall company selling off lots along West Washington Blvd for $750 per lot. $750!! In today’s $$$ that is still only $7700, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis – Consumer Price Index Calculator. If only…
Follow me after the jump for more Wild Westside History and photos.
(All photo credits at the end of the post.)
When I say Wild West, I mean it. Check these out:
(2) Young bull on the loose in West Los Angeles, May 1951. Um, where did the young bull come from in West LA? Did people just have bulls living in their backyards?
(3) Texas cowboy booked on assault with a deadly weapon, West LA, July 1951. Did the bull belong to this guy and he took his six-shooters to get it back? Hmmmm.
(8) And last but never least, I couldn’t post historical photos without another shot of LAX — this time, 1961 with a TWA Constellation preparing for taxi/take off. She’s a beaut and would keep working for another six years. (Last TWA Constellation flight was April 6, 1967)
(1) USC Libraries as part of the LA Examiner Prints Collection.
(2) USC Libraries as part of the LA Examiner Negatives Collection.
(3) USC Libraries as part of the LA Examiner Negatives Collection.
(4) USC Libraries as part of the Auto Club Collection.
(5) USC Libraries as part of the TICOR/Pierce Collection.
(6) and (7) Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library. Copyright Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
(8) USC Libraries as part of the Auto Club Collection.