"Big Apple" antedating

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 25 22:19:39 UTC 2008

At 1/25/2008 04:02 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Los Angeles was
>pretty much still a backwater, in the 'Twenties.

Good point.  When an uncle went to Los Angeles as one of Bob Hope's
gag writers in the 1840's, they remarked how it was all orange groves.


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