The Life and Times of Pío Pico, Last Governor of Mexican California
The Life and Times of Pío Pico, Last Governor of Mexican California #LosAngelesHistory #PioPico #Pico
1890s--1900s+The most successful oilman of the time, though, wasn’t really of oil and wasn’t a man; Emma Summers, a music teacher, was an investor, and by 1900 she controlled half the production in the original Los Angeles Field. She became known as “California’s Petroleum Queen.” 1900, four million barrels were produced. By 1910 the figure had grown to 77 million barrels. Then, inexplicably, production slowed, until three major fields were discovered in rapid succession -- Huntington Beach…
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Harvesting oranges, circa 1935-1945 :: San Fernando Valley History
Worker loading oranges into crates to be brought to the Canoga Citrus Association packing house for processing, circa 1935-1945. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Toyo Miyatake was a well-known photographer in the Little Toyko section of Los Angeles. While interned at the Manzanar relocation center, he became the camp's official photographer.
“She can handle the wheel like an old salt...”
That’s how an article in the July 30, 1897 San Francisco Call described Mrs. Eliza Thorrold, one of the first licensed female tugboat masters on the San Francisco Bay. Eliza’s husband died in 1893,...