Highland Park (Images of America Series)

Overview

Founded during the 1886 land boom in Southern California midway between the cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena, the original Highland Park Tract was part of the Rancho San Rafael. Highland Park was the first town to be annexed by Los Angeles, but it nonetheless retains a strong sense of its own identity and has taken a fiercely independent path. The community prides itself on its unique history, architecture, and diversity, and it has always been the home of artists and writers. One such resident was Charles ...
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Overview

Founded during the 1886 land boom in Southern California midway between the cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena, the original Highland Park Tract was part of the Rancho San Rafael. Highland Park was the first town to be annexed by Los Angeles, but it nonetheless retains a strong sense of its own identity and has taken a fiercely independent path. The community prides itself on its unique history, architecture, and diversity, and it has always been the home of artists and writers. One such resident was Charles Fletcher Lummis, who helped to preserve the history and culture of the land he dubbed "the Southwest."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738555706
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/27/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,433,737
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Charles J. Fisher is a professional historian specializing in local history. A native of Los Angeles, he grew up on Mount Washington and has lived in Highland Park for over 25 years. He has researched, written, and advocated for more than 85 successful monument applications in Los Angeles and is a past president and current board member of the Highland Park Heritage Trust (HPHT). The photographs in this book are drawn from the collection of Virginia Neely, one of the original founders of the HPHT, as well as from the author's collection and other local sources.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Born of the Boom     9
Bust and Recovery     17
Then Came Lummis     27
Coming of Age     37
The Rampage of the Arroyo     55
Lean Times and War Years     77
Highland Park Slept     91
The New Boom     109
Bibliography     127
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