Most Popular History Articles of 2017 | KCET
Most Popular History Articles of 2017
With so much change to southern California in 2017, it was an ideal year to look back at our region's past. From terrifying floods to sleek new freeways, KCET unearthed a trove of stories that reflected who we were, and perhaps will offer a glimpse of where we're heading. Follow the links below to our most read history articles of 2017.
The Pike was one of southern California's largest playgrounds by the sea.
Taken from a hot air balloon, it was probably the first aerial photo of L.A.
Freeways once represented L.A.'s best hope for the future, as these photos illustrate.
With its 32 percent grade, how did Baxter Street ever get built?
L.A.'s most hated stretch of freeway began as a bucolic country road through the Santa Monica Mountains.
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Endorsed by New Deal-era federal housing policy, "redlining" encouraged housing inequality in U.S. cities.
Call it 19th-century L.A.’s idea of a thrill ride.
It was the flood that convinced southern California to dam and channelize its untrustworthy rivers.
The Orange County amusement park started as a roadside fruit stand.
Can Online Avatars Define Us? Animator Jenna Caravello Dives Into This, the Art of Online Storytelling and Pepe the Frog
Meet Jenna Caravello, the mind-bendingly creative brain who uses video games, interactive installations and animated short films as ways to help us make sense of memory, loss and meaning.
Distributing the COVID-19 vaccines now being developed is shaping up to be the largest and most complex public health effort in L.A. County's history, and concerns are growing that officials are already falling behind, it was reported Nov. 20.
Kai Anderson’s eye-catching, multi-colored, hand-drawn thematic maps have developed a cult following in conservation circles in the American West. He walks us through a map he created of Sen. Harry Reid's major environmental campaigns.
Based in the Peruvian Amazon, Chaikuni Institute blends an Indigenous agricultural practice known as chacras integrales with agroforestry, a permaculture method from Brazil.
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