Camels in Los Angeles? From 1858-63, the humped animals were a regular presence, as L.A. as Subject explains for Los Angeles magazine.
(Circa 1863 photo of the Wilmington Drum Barracks courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection)

Camels in Los Angeles? From 1858-63, the humped animals were a regular presence, as L.A. as Subject explains for Los Angeles magazine.

(Circa 1863 photo of the Wilmington Drum Barracks courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection)

1929 map of the coast highway route between Long Beach and Newport Beach. From the USC Digital Library’s Automobile Club of Southern California Strip Maps Collection.

1929 map of the coast highway route between Long Beach and Newport Beach. From the USC Digital Library’s Automobile Club of Southern California Strip Maps Collection.

Wilmington Oil Wells at Night, circa 1930.

Wilmington Oil Wells at Night, circa 1930.