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|Project note||Funding for a portion of this collection came from a Local History Digital Resource Project grant . The Local History Digital Resource Project is supported by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. For more information, please visit: http://www.califa.org/lhdrp.php|
|Transcription||REMARKS OF MAYOR FLETCHER BOWRON AT UNVEILING OF PLAQUE AT FIRST STREET ENTRANCE TO CITY HALL, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1941 So intent are we with the manifold problems of a great city and in planning for a still greater Los Angeles of the future, we do not give sufficient consideration to the significance of our glorious past. In the history [handwritten underline] of the founding and development, growth and expansion of Los Angeles, we are able to determine the underlying reasons that made this city great; not merely in numbers, in wealth, in industries, in beauty, but as a city with a soul, a city with distinctiveness, a city that is different from any large municipality in the world. There is only one Los Angeles, and it is known in the most remote section of the globe, to the utmost limits of civilization.|