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date: 04 March 2024

Los Angeles. 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Kelli ShapiroKelli Shapiro

Los Angeles, founded on 4 September 1781, was Spain's second settlement in Alta California. Placed near Catholic Mission San Gabriel's Indian colony, it was named “el Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles” (the Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels). Agriculturally prosperous, it was the state's largest city when California joined the United States in ... ...

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