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This week L.A. Letters examines McWilliams' classic book from 1946, "Southern California Country: An Island on the Land," as well as his towering legacy as one of Southern California's most important chroniclers.
Gay's Lion Farm in El Monte has been called the "Disneyland of the 1920s and '30s," but few traces of its wild past remain.
Armed with a desire to insert the voices of Mexican migrant families into the official narrative, we set out to construct an archive for and with the communities of South El Monte and El Monte.