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According to a number of books I have read, Los Angeles began as a sailing "station" where cattle hides were cured so that they could be transported to other parts of the world to be made into leather products. A semi-permanent village grew up around the "industry" as workers brought to the station by the sailing vessels remained ashore to process the hides. A couple of Louis L'Amour novels also substantiate this info. Ha!


Any dates? Cattle hides suggests a fairly late date.


The pueblo of Los Angeles was founded in September 1781 at a site about 20 miles northeast of San Pedro Bay where the cattle industry L'Amour referred to was located. The site was first visited by a Spanish explorer in the late 1500s who noted that it would be very suitable for a town; but no settlement was established there until 1781. I don't recall if L'Amour indicated dates. One of his books in which Los Angelos is referred to, I believe, is "Lonesome Gods."

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FWIW, here's (link) a list of cities in North America with their foundation dates.


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Good list! Thanks.

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FWIW, here's (link) a list of cities in North America with their foundation dates.


Very interesting, thanks for taking the time to research.


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The last nail in the coffin.

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If only it were the last coffin.

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I see my post makes no sense whatsoever. But, hey! That's cool.

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>That's cool.

what's really cool is that *no one* had the hardihood to comment on how it really made no sense whatsoever.

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Now I can stop wondering.

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I could explain it if anyone's really interested, but it's kinda complex and pretty boring. Probably better y'all just entertain whatever fantasies you might be harboring.

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