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The Great War took the lives of more than 9 million people and devastated millions more but it also brought invention, destroyed long standing empires, redrew borders, and created new ones. Like all wars before and since, the First World War separated families and...

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William Mulholland on the cover of Western Steel and Pipe News.

November 5th, 2013 marks the one hundred-year anniversary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.  Special Collections and Archives celebrates this achievement with the release of the digital collection, Water Works: Documenting Water History in Los Angeles, and the opening of the Catherine Mulholland...

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a picture of health and beauty

The nineteenth century often invokes flowery images of romanticism and heavily-embellished architecture. By today's standards, it can also be seen as an oppressive era for women especially with regards to society, marriage, and the household. The Vern and Bonnie Bullough ....

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Angel's Flight, 1905

The Los Angeles "Booster Myth," an outgrowth of Manifest Destiny, was largely perpetuated by real estate investors, commercial industry, and civic leaders in an effort to bring more settlers to Los Angeles and prolong the real estate boom of the...

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