Charles H. Sessions was an early-20th-century landowning businessman who named his dairy creamery after his wife, Lynne Wood. Her name would also grace the remarkable city that he pioneered, Lynwood. Early settlers, visionary residents, and city officials through the years have all helped Lynwood develop into a two-time All-America City Award winner. Lynwood’s exciting history stretches from its earliest colonization by Don Antonio Maria Lugo through its establishment in 1921 and to the present. Today, Lynwood has moved forward as a visionary city filled with strong, hardworking residents who continue to build paths of opportunity for future generations.
About the Author
A vast amount of photographs has been collected over time to illustrate the development of Lynwood’s rich history, diversity, and community. These images serve as a narrative, showcasing the people, landmarks, activities, and histories that have played key roles in Lynwood’s growth. This book was a collaborative project between the City of Lynwood Recreation and Community Services Department staff and members of the community.
Table of Contents
1 A City Is Born 11
2 Building a City 31
3 Industry and Civic Development 47
4 Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment 61
5 Schools, Churches, and Hospitals 83
6 Civic Pride and Recreation 107