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Los Angeles newspaper of 1907 skewers Supes

LA-Herald-1907.jpgThe design isn't much to brag about, and they were partisan to the max, but one thing about the newspapers of Los Angeles a hundred years: they were chock full of news. The Library of Congress has an browsable display online of the Los Angeles Herald from 1905-1911. (And dozens of other papers.) Here's the front page from Oct. 1, 1907, in the midst of political rancor over the aqueduct being built from Owens Valley to the San Fernando Valley, where the owners of the Los Angeles Times and a few selected friends were already planning to build new towns. The front page cartoon mocking the county Board of Supervisors for protecting the aqueduct interests is kind of fun; it's blown up big after the jump. (Hat tip: @LAHistory on Twitter.)

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