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Video: See L.A. Circa 1917, A City of 575,000 Souls
Metro's The Source shared this amazing silent video from circa 1917 produced as educational material by the Ford Motor Company. Check out the hustle and bustle of L.A.'s "575,000 souls" in the retail district, shopping for curious wares from the Orient, chugging up Bunker Hill on Angels Flight, and riding their horseless carriages through Downtown's tunnels.