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Before Los Angeles became the bloated metropolis that I call home, it was once rolling valleys, soft brown grass, some small trees, and lovely. Course, that's dead, the biggest reminders of the yesteryear I wish I knew are along SR-57. For anyone interested, I decided to put all the original ranchos in Los Angeles around 1848, if you wonder why a rancho does not become a city (cities), it was probably public land.


  • Rancho (Date of Issue; Notes)
    • Cities

The Ranchos


Antonio José Ricos-Bustamante and Pedro Castillo. An Illustrated History of Mexican Los Angeles, 1781-1985, pp. 18-19.

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