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DTLA | A BRIEF HISTORY

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DTLA | A BRIEF HISTORY

  [NOTE: This article is an introductory overview of a more in-depth series on the influencers, events, and locations that shaped the skate movement of downtown-Los Angeles proper.  Each Friday morning, we will release a new article in this 10 part series.]   DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SKATE HISTORY 101 For a century, The western front of the San Gabriel Mountains guarded Hollywood’s purity; and force-funneled the nation’s railroads into a central endpoint (what built-up to the original city-center of “downtown” Los Angeles).   Yet sometime around the mid-1970s, the eastern ridge of the range revolted.  At its basin-- a largely untapped vast,...

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