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San Gabriel Mission

Olvera Street statue of Felipe de Neve, Spanish governor of California and founder of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

History Timeline for Los Angeles County

Aircraft assembler at Lockheed Vega Plant in Burbank, 1942. Photo by David Bransby. Office of War Information, courtesy of Library of Congress.

Historical Sites & Structures

Avila Adobe at Olvera Street in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

Early Los Angeles History

Photo of Mural by Millard Sheets. Photo by Charles C. Pierce. Courtesy of the California Historical Society & USC Library.

Mexican Los Angeles

Woman in early Mexican California period, Juan Matias Sanchez Abode Museum, Montebello. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

Later 19th Century Los Angeles County

Drum Barracks, Wilmington, California, 1860s-Retouched

U.S. Army Drum Barracks in Wilmington, during the American Civil War. Courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection at the USC Library.

20th Century Los Angeles County

Searchlights and anti-aircraft fire over Los Angeles, February 25, 1942. Photo by International News Photos of New York, courtesy of LA Examiner Collection, USC Library.

Also see: Greetings From Los Angeles: Vintage Postcard Views of Los Angeles County.

Topical History of Los Angeles County

Amelia Earhart, 1936

Amelia Earhart standing in front of a training airplane, 1936. Courtesy of the Army Air Corps and the National Archives.

African American History

Agriculture History

Asian & Pacific Islander American History

Avalon & Santa Catalina Island History

Aviation History

Business & Economic History (also see: Food History)

Civil Rights History

Communications History

Crime & Justice History

Cultural History

Entertainment & Recreation History

Fire & Rescue History

Food History

Geography History

Government History

Health History

Hispanic History

Innovation History

Jewish History

LGBTQ History

Media History

Military History

Native American History

Pasadena History

People in History

Population History

Religion History

Science & Technology History

Sports History

Transportation History (also see: Aviation History)

Women's History

History-Oriented Organizations

Rancho Los Cerritos, Long Beach

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site in Long Beach. Los Angeles Almanac photo.

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