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Happy 100th Birthday, Eagle Rock!

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Los Angeles is honoring one of its oldest communities today, via a City Council declaration and celebration. The 100th anniversary of Eagle Rock becoming a city was March 1, and today City Council and the community will mark "Eagle Rock Day."

This week, in 1911 "Eagle Rock City was incorporated as a city of the 6th class. The vote was 72 to 57. The approximate total population was 600," notes the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society's Time Line. It became part of the City of Los Angeles in 1923.

Eagle Rock gets its name from, well, an actual rock, that looks eagle. The rock was designated as Los Angeles' 10th Historic-Cultural monument on November 16, 1962. Known for being home to an eclectic--often artistic and intellectual--mix of residents, Eagle Rock is where Occidental College is located, as well as many historic homes.

Happy 100th, Eagle Rock!