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Awesome Old School Map Shows Native American Villages, Waterways And Gold Mines In L.A.

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This vintage map of L.A., drawn by George Kirkman, illustrates the county's layout between 1860 and 1937. Take a look and you'll find L.A.'s historic sites, old highways and battlefields. (Our favorite parts are the little tents that show ancient Native American villages.)

In the 1920s, Kirkman wrote articles on California history for the Los Angeles Times. It's not quite clear what role Harriman had in creating the map. One thing is for sure: this little gem is a bit of map porn.

Check out the high-res version of the map and use the map key to discover L.A.'s most important spots of the time.