See what San Francisco looked like at the end of the great Gold Rush.
Was L.A. in the '70s really the idyllic paradise we often think of? This footage shows how it really was.
Skateboarding lives in thousands of skate parks and sidewalks around the world, but part of it also lives in this room.
This is not a matte painting from a 1930s horror movie, but a real place with a checkered history spanning some 150 years.
Take a drive through the City of Angels in about 1947. It's pretty interesting!
In 1937 two bank robbers broke out of the maximum security jail and evidently tried to swim San Francisco Bay. Could they have made it?
No castles, but I'd pull off the road into a place like this for a nice Zinfandel any day.
How a Polish-born burger stand owner took a photo of a streetlight and won a loyal legion of UFO buffs the world over.
This is the first of my Mad Men geography articles to go outside of New York City! Although the show takes place mostly in New York, [...]
Today was the last day of my research fellowship, and after nearly a month in residence at the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, [...]