While walking in Echo Park today, I discovered this little free fold-out map & shopping guide….
If I had only discovered this amazing map sooner, I would have learned that indeed,
- West Hollywood is the center of Los Angeles.
- Echo Park & Chinatown are the Eastside.
- There appears to be no known life east of downtown and even the freeways east of downtown seem to fade away to nowhere.
I guess this 1888 map naming and showing East Los Angeles as being east of the L.A. River was all in someone’s far fetched imagination.
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