Los Angeles is a city with a rich and fascinating history. From its beginnings as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciuncula, to its current status as a major metropolis, the city has seen many changes over the centuries. For most of geological history, Los Angeles was underwater, a basin at the bottom of the ocean. About 1.8 million years ago, sea levels began to fall and seismic activity pushed mountains beyond the surface of the water.
The landmass of Los Angeles was further accumulated by silt deposits from passing glacial rivers.In 1781, 44 settlers from central New Spain (modern Mexico) established a permanent settlement in what is now downtown Los Angeles. This settlement was called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciuncula, or The town of Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciuncula. The city of Los Angeles remained primarily within its original 28 square mile (73 km) concession until the 1890s.In the early 20th century, film producers from the East Coast moved to Los Angeles and ushered in a new era in the city's history. This trend was further bolstered by the appearance of Hollywood in the 1920s.
With the support of the Los Angeles Times, a special Red Squad was formed in the Los Angeles Police Department and arrested so many strikers that the city's jails were soon filled.In 1899 to 1903, Harrison Gray Otis and his successor son-in-law, Harry Chandler, successfully undertook the purchase of cheap land on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley. This area is now home to many iconic landmarks and attractions.The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) system encompasses 73 libraries with a collection of 7.1 million volumes. The 30,000-square-foot food emporium and retail market continues its mission to celebrate the myriad cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles.The City of Los Angeles has been home to ancient rhinoceroses and saber-toothed cats, powerful Eurasian immigrants, oil tycoons and gold diggers throughout its history. All paganism (the Indians) loves the town of Los Angeles, the Rancho de Reyes and the ditches (water system).