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The Ku Klux Klan saw a rapid rise in Kern County, California, in 1921 but disintegrated in 1922. Local newspapers decried the Klan’s vigilante violence; a diligent district attorney pursued and prosecuted those involved; and the local press and the court cases revealed members’ identities. The...
The scenic highway along the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains that became Mulholland Drive was the brainchild of a group of large property owners, speculators, developers, financiers, and business leaders. This group, organized as the Hollywood Foothills Improvement Association, donated the...
This article recounts the disastrous collapse of the St. Francis Dam north of Los Angeles on March 12, 1928, its toll in human lives, and how quickly it was forgotten. The author also reviews the causes of the tragedy.
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