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LOS ANGELES COUNTY El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula the City of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula! Los Angeles, Queen City of Southern California and county seat of far flung Los Angeles County, the second largest in area in the United States. From the spired tips of the San Gabriel mountains, across the broad coastal plain to the wide, sandy beaches caressed by the blue Pacific, Los Angeles County and its many lovely cities, holds forth an indescribable charm for the visitor. Here, in a single day, one may enjoy swimming, boating, or deep-sea fishing in the Pacific; pick delicious oranges in scenic groves; ride the desert ranges of the back-country; fish, hunt, or vacation in the pine scented fastnesses of the San Gabriels; and, in the winter, ski, toboggan or ice skate in these same mountains, enjoying such a variety of scenery and climate as is not possible to find elsewhere in the world. Stand atop Mount Wilson, mile high home of the world famous Observatory, at night, and gaze out across the vast sweep of lights far below. From Santa Monica on the north, they form a perfect semi-circle of jeweled enchantment all the way to Long Beach on the south, and in the center of this 50 miles are the brighter lights of Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena and a score of lesser towns and cities. By day the trip up the Angeles Crest Highway to Mt. Wilson is one of unsurpassed beauty and though but thirty minutes from the heart of downtown Los Angeles, one might well be thousands of leagues away in the fastnesses of the Himalayas. Regular guided tours through the huge Observatory with its 100 inch telescope, are a part of this trip. Of course there's the thrill of the movies Hollywood Boulevard Sunset and Vine, and Radio Center with its regular audience shows. The immense size of the motion picture industry can be realized just by driving past the huge studios of MGM in Culver City; Warner Bros. First National at Burbank, or Twentieth Century Fox in Westwood. Often one is lucky enough to catch a set on location in one of the city streets, or recognize a star or celebrity on the Boulevard, in a shop or at one of the more famous night clubs and cafes. What is true of Los Angeles is true of the other Los Angeles County cities in a lesser degree. Scores of golf courses, most of them open to public play; municipal parks and swimming pools and playgrounds without number. The 3800 acres of Griffith Park boasts three golf courses, a large zoo, play and picnic grounds, tennis courts, Softball and baseball diamonds and miles of bridle trails winding over the Hollywood Hills. In Pasadena theres Brookdale Park; Long Beach has its Recreation Park, and so it goes throughout the County. Sycamore Park is the site of many State Society picnics, as is Bixby Park in long Beach; MacArthur Park, with its lake, in the heart of the Wilshire district; Pershing Square right in the center of the Los Angeles business district; nor can we forget Hancock Park where pleistocene fossils are brought forth from the la Brea Tar Pits. For those seeking the early Spanish atmosohere there are two old Franciscan Missions, San Gabriel Archangel, founded Sept. 8, 1771 at San Gabriel, about a dozen miles from downtown Los Angeles, and San Fernando Rey de Espana, founded just twenty-six years later in San Fernando on the northwestern edge of the San Fernando Valley. Then theres Olvera Street, block-long reproduction of the early California and Mexican scene, opening up onto the ancient Plaza and the Plaza Church (1781). Little Tokyo, Chinatown, the Mexican Quarter, all add their flavor to the scene in Los Angeles, while at Terminal Island one can well imagine himself at some foreign fishing village, what with the immense fleet of fishing vessels and the babel of a dozen tongues. The immense ports of Long Beach, Wilmington and San Pedro are a beehive of activity with the coming and going of ships from practically every port in the world. Offshore may be seen sea-battered cargo vessels; long, low tankers and sleek ocean liners threading their way past the grim, gray giants of Uncle Sams Navy. Long Beach, you know, is home port for a part of the great Pacific Fleet. Probably no other county in the world boasts the miles of wide, sunny beaches with which Los Angeles is so richly endowed. The aquatic sports of swimming, surf-bathing, aquaplaning and yachting offer delightful diversion to the California visitor, while there is no thrill on earth to equal deep- sea sport fishing. If one tires of the mainland thrills, Catalina Island is but an hour, by luxurious pleasure ship, from the Port of Wilmington. The annual Tournament of Roses in Pasadena cach New Years Day, followed by the Rose Bowl Football Game; the thrill of the huge Los Angeles County Fair at Pomona each fall; the winter horse-racing season at beautiful Santa Anita and the summer season at Hollywood Park; big league baseball in the summer; football and ice hockey in the fall and winter, and with every day tailored for the utmost enjoyment, Los Angeles, City of the Angels, located on El Camino Real, and all of Los Angeles County an integral part of the Mission Trails area, will give you a vacation to be long remembered.
|Title||030_Los Angeles County_1948|
|Subject||Ogden, Utah; Weber College; Weber State College|
|Description||This Collection consists of a 119 page Scrapbook put together by members of the Weber College Whip Club, the school's pep club, covering the years between 1946 and 1955. Included are a full listing of yearly pledges, 27 football programs, newspaper clippings concerning charity and sports events, 10 invitations, menus, 7 letters, 15 photographs, and a biography of the Whip Club by Norma Manning.|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Contributors||Weber College; Whip Club|
|Original Format||Brown Leather 11 in. X 14 in. 119 page Scrapbook|
|Digitization Specifications||TIFF images were scanned by Jacqlin Guernsey and Jill Walker at 400 dpi with an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner. JPG and PDF files were then created for general use.|
|Source||Weber State University Archives|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University|