Los Angeles’ Fourth of July 1847

Los Angeles’ First 4th of July Celebration

Photo: USC Libraries – Los Angeles Examiner Collection.

July 4, 1847 marked Los Angeles’ first official 4th of July celebration . A recent Los Angeles Magazine blog post describes the day in detail, from the sunrise over a city under military rule, to a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Have a safe 4th of July.

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