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When San Bernardino Was a Mormon Colony

In 1851, 437 Latter-day Saints set out from the Great Salt Lake City to establish a Mormon foothold in Southern California.

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Maps: When Two States, California and Deseret, Laid Claim to Los Angeles

From 1849-51, two separate states laid claim to the Los Angeles region: the State of California, and the State of Deseret.

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When Schoolhouses Crawled Across Los Angeles

In the late-19th century, buildings regularly wandered the streets of Los Angeles.

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Last House Standing on Bunker Hill

By 1969, bulldozers had cleared Bunker Hill of its Victorian mansions. Steam shovels had shaved 30 feet off its summit. Only ...

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