With streetcars likely returning to downtown L.A. after a five-decade absence, take a look back at the city's very first streetcars -- diminutive, horse-drawn vehicles that spawned L.A.'s first suburbs.
At places like Murray's Dude Ranch in Apple Valley the history of African-American people in the desert mainly involved kicking back, enjoying a break from the grind of mid-20th-century city life and drinking in that clean, high-desert air.
Coming out of the Ontario Airport, travelers can see just beyond the railroad tracks a vast stone building with arched windows and the skeletal remains of a wooden roof. Nearby are smaller buildings wrapped incongruously in shiny white plastic,...
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