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5 Backstory about The City of Los Angeles

1. The Tongva Indians

Circa 500 AD, The Tongva Indians come to Los Angeles and displaced the Chumash. Their main village was Yang Na which the location today is near Los Angeles City Hall.

2. Mexicans

11 families with 44 Mexicans settle by the river in 1781. The settlement then named El Pueblo Sobre el Rio de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula or  “town of our lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciúncula”. The name shortened into Los Angeles in present days.

3. Olympic Games

Los Angeles is the only city in America which host Olympic Games twice in 1932 and 1984. It will be third for forthcoming Summer Olympic in 2028.

4. Griffith Park

Five square miles of land is donated by Colonel J. Griffith in 1896 for the people of Los Angeles. Today, Griffith Park is the largest urban park in the United States.

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5. Amelia Earhart

Who doesn’t know Amelia Earhart? Well, she was an American aviation pioneer and author. Moreover, she was the first female aviator to fly solo across The Atlantic Ocean. Fun Fact about her is she actually begins her aeronautic career with flying lessons in Los Angeles in 1921.

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