When Los Angeles Abandoned its Mountain Frontier

Once upon a time, Los Angeles was much wilder than it is today. The allure of the mountains just outside of town still persists, but the ruins remind us of the folly of trying to tame unpredictable land for superficial ventures.

The gradual abandonment of frontier exploits in the San Gabriel Mountains left behind ruins of lost enterprise and enchantment.

Source: When Los Angeles Abandoned its Mountain Frontier | KCET

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