|A photo of Millard Sheets mural depicting the 1781 founding of Los Angeles. Courtesy of the USC Libraries – California Historical Society Collection.|
Happy Birthday Los Angeles! September 4th, 1781 is recognized as the day Los Angeles was founded as a small Spanish settlement. Our present in honor of the city's birth is links to pieces about the city's founding. Read more below:
Los Pobladores: Celebrating the Founding of Los Angeleshttps://californiahistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/2016/08/los-pobladores-celebrating-founding-of.html
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING—A CITY FOUNDED IN SPANISH CALIFORNIA
Early Los Angeles—An Afro-Latino Town
Happy Birthday, Los Angeles! But is the Story of the City's Founding a Myth?