The breakup of rancho lands in Los Angeles resulted in the newfound availability of land, fueling a massive land boom for new settlers.
Many traces of once-prominent developers Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell remain around Los Angeles.
Today marks the end of the Mexican-American War which not only secured the Southwest region for the U.S., but created a foundation of neighborhoods in L.A. still visible today.
A summary of the first chapter of Departures' exploration of the cultural history of Highland Park.
Charles Fisher, a native Angeleno, works with the Highland Park Heritage Trust (HPHT) as a historic preservation activist.
When Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona was published in November 1884, the effects of the Mexican-American war were clearly palpable in the cobblestone streets of the pueblo.