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Photos: This Is What 120 Years Of Griffith Park Looks Like

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A hundred and twenty years ago, Griffith J. Griffith bequeathed 3,000 acres to the city of Los Angeles; what was once the philanthropist's sprawling ostrich farm would soon become a legendary park. Griffith Park celebrated its 120th birthday last week in style with—like so many an Angeleno—a birthday party at the park's merry-go-round. In honor of the anniversary, here's a look at the park's last 12 decades in photos. To read more about the park's origins (and its murderous founder!) see this post.