LA as Subject

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How Ivanhoe Canyon Became Silver Lake

With his stalwart dam of concrete and steel in place, William Mulholland began flooding the meadowlands of Ivanhoe Canyon in November 1907. The waters rose, sedges… Read at »

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How ‘Golden Apples’—Oranges, That Is—Sold the Golden State

Call it an early version of viral marketing. Promoters of two products -- a fruit and the region that grew it -- created hundreds of images of oranges,… Read more at »

LA as Subject awarded Cal Humanities grant

Earlier this year, LA as Subject was announced as one of the… Read more »

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