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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. Oldest remaining home in the city of 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
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.
- William Mulholland and "White Gold"
- Terrorist Attack on the Los Angeles Times, 1910
- A Fight for the Right to Care in Los Angeles
- Ambassador Hotel
- How Thomas Edison (Sort-of) Created Hollywood
- Long Beach - the Original Hollywood
- Estelle Lawton Lindsey - First Woman Mayor of a Major U.S. City
- Furlong Tract Community - L.A.'s First African American Community
- Map of City of Los Angeles Territory Annexations, 1916
- Era of the Gambling Ships & the Battle of Santa Monica Bay
- William J. Powell - Black Aviation Pioneer
- Griffith Park Fire Tragedy of 1933
- Frank Shaw - Only Los Angeles Mayor to be Recalled From Office
- Los Angeles in The Green Book
- The Pan Pacific Auditorium
- From Movies to Hamburgers - the McDonald Brothers
- Executive Order 9066 - February 19, 1942
- The Mysterious Battle of Los Angeles, 1942
- Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots
- Murphy Ranch and the Nazis
- The Spruce Goose
- Perez vs. Sharp - End to Miscegenation Laws in California
- LGBTQ History Made in Los Angeles: Cooper Do-Nuts & the Black Cat Tavern
- The Missiles of Los Angeles
- A New Kind of City
- How Disneyland Went from Burbank to Anaheim
- The Pike in Long Beach
- La Raza - Documenting a Movement & Overlooked Community
- East L.A. Walkouts, 1968
- The Assassassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Los Angeles, June 5, 1968
- The Atomic Cafe
- From Downey, California, to the Moon
- The Moonwalkers Among Us
- World's First LGBTQ Pride Parade
- How the San Gabriel Valley Became America's "Suburban Chinatown"
- 1992: Los Angeles Explodes
- End of the Opportunity Mission. We're Proud of You.
Topical History of Los Angeles County
Amelia Earhart standing in front of a training airplane, 1936. Courtesy of the Army Air Corps and the National Archives.
African American History
Asian & Pacific Islander American History
Avalon & Santa Catalina Island History
Business & Economic History (also see: Food History)
Christmas History (see Holidays History below)
Civil Rights History
Crime & Justice History
Entertainment & Recreation History
Fashion Industry History
Fire & Rescue History
Hanukkah History (see Holidays History below)
Native American History
People in History
Science & Technology History
Social Welfare History
Transportation History (also see: Aviation History)
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site in Long Beach. Los Angeles Almanac photo.