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Map: If L.A. Sprawled to the Pacific Northwest, Midwest
Some call Las Vegas the far flung suburb of Los Angeles, but this illustrated map that Curbed LA pointed to yesterday takes the notion far beyond Sin City. Featured in the New Yorker with a caption "Los Angeles Getting More Annoying as We Speak," the map puts the Valley in Oregon, South Pasadena in South Dakota, Long Beach in Texas and downtown L.A. in Wyoming (and we think the Subway to the Sea is going to be expensive). Speaking of the map, the LA Weekly reminds us of photos posted at LA Observed showing the region's growth through two nighttime photos: one taken in 1908 and the other in 2002.