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CityDig: This Iconic Map Shows off L.A.'s More Mysterious Corners - Los Angeles ...
Just in case you needed directions the Rollerdrome or the Johanna Smith Pleasure Ship.
lamagazine  losangeles  maps  history 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Map: The Strange and Wonderful Lost Amusement Parks of LA
Once upon a time, from the early days of the city until as late as the 1970s and '80s, Los Angeles was home to dozens of more freewheeling amusement parks, where new attractions were added every season and you could ride an alligator, see a macaw on rollerskates, descend into Dante's hell, watch a Civil War sea battle reenactment, drink free beer, and even get medical care for your baby, in between riding the rollercoasters and eating cotton candy.
curbedla  amusementparks  losangeles  history  maps 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden
How did African Americans discover they were being “redlined”?
As early as 1934, black borrowers across the country complained to the black press and to civil rights groups of being turned away from federally insured banks and government offices. A general lack of transparency about home finance and within the government housing apparatus, however, made it difficult to discern a national trend.
history  talkingpointsmemo  segregation  redlining  maps  racism 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden

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