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Hawthorne (Images of America Series)
     

Hawthorne (Images of America Series)

by Walt Dixon, Jerry Roberts
 

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A semi-rural alternative to bustling Los Angeles early in the 20th century, Hawthorne grew through the World War I years, welcoming oil wells and eventually airplane factories. The city became home to the chart-topping Beach Boys, athlete Jim Thorpe, and the greatest glamour blondes of their times, Marilyn Monroe and Mattel’s Barbie. Bisected by Hawthorne

Overview


A semi-rural alternative to bustling Los Angeles early in the 20th century, Hawthorne grew through the World War I years, welcoming oil wells and eventually airplane factories. The city became home to the chart-topping Beach Boys, athlete Jim Thorpe, and the greatest glamour blondes of their times, Marilyn Monroe and Mattel’s Barbie. Bisected by Hawthorne Boulevard, the main north-south thoroughfare through the South Bay region, Hawthorne’s notable events ran the gamut, from the annual Kiwanis Parade—second in California prestige only to Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses
Parade—to a furious 1971 police gun-battle with the desperate Charles Manson gang. Today, the city is a support community to Los Angeles International Airport and the aerospace industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738529714
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
896,787
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author


A photographer, pilot, local historian, and lifelong Hawthorne resident, Walt Dixon flew B-24 Liberators during World War II as a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander. His co-author, Jerry Roberts, is the Southern California acquisitions editor for Arcadia Publishing and has written or edited books including The Great American Playwrights on the Screen and Rain Forest Bibliography.

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