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The Hispanic/Latino Population of Los Angeles County
Dia de los Muertos, Olvera Street

Los Angeles County has the largest Hispanic/Latino population of any county in the United States. So, who is this Hispanic/Latino population?

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L.A. Archives Bazaar at USC - Sat., Oct 12, 2019

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San Gabriel Festival Queen and Princesses, 1935

Photo from the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive at UCLA Library.

1935. San Gabriel Fiesta Queen Gabriela Quiroz and princesses Charlene Lugo and Dorothy Martinez at the San Gabriel Mission. The three-day festival was a series of events and entertainment including parades, music and the coronation of a festival king and queen. Known today as "La Fiesta de San Gabriel," the festival has been held annually since 1903 to commemorate the founding of the San Gabriel Mission. The festival ceased holding parades in the 1970s.

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Did You Know?
Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way, Mural, 1862

Immigration has long been a hot issue in California. At one time, American citizens were the illegal immigrants.

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Why 30,000 People Marched Through East L.A. in 1970
Chicano Moratorium, 1970

On August 29, 1970, East Los Angeles saw the largest anti-war demonstration ever held in Los Angeles County. It did not end well.

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