The Los Angeles Basin is actually a gigantic bowl of sand.
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This odd geologic formation was once a criminal hideout and an alien world.
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Our Story in Pictures
Photo from the California Historical Society Collection, courtesy of USC Digital Library.
Circa 1900. Horses pull a Los Angeles city fire engine up a hill on First Street. Los Angeles did not see its first motorized fire engine until 12 years later.
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He was was the first native Southern California to achieve international fame.
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