Nine Cool SoCal History Facts We Learned This Year | KCET
Nine Cool SoCal History Facts We Learned This Year
Southern California may have a reputation for being a place to forget one's past, but its neighborhoods and streets are teeming with history. Here are nine pivotal moments that unfolded here.
Shindana Toy Company changed the toy industry by showing how black dolls should really be made.
Griffith Park has been the site of the state’s first gay rodeo, a municipal prison farm and the largest veteran’s housing project in the country, among many others.
Without Roz Wyman, the Dodgers might never have come to L.A.
The country's largest native palm trees can be found in California.
Pío Pico was an Afro-Mexican politician whose name is emblazoned all across the region. His life was a rollercoaster ride that changed L.A. forever.
Catalina was once home to a seafaring Tongva people.
Los Angeles is just as important in gospel music history as Chicago and Detroit.
One of NASA's longest-serving female employees started out as a human computer, and she continues to work today.
Windsurfing owes its birth to the aerospace industry.
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