Friday, November 16, 2012

Vintage Photo Friday

As we prepare for Thanksgiving this year, let's be thankful for our homes, family, friends and sustenance.  Many families in Chavez Ravine,1959, weren't so lucky.  THE TURKEY SAW EVERYTHING!
Photo by Cliff Brown, Herald-Examiner Collection, 1959.  L.A. Public Library Archives

The summary on the LAPL website reads, A turkey seems to be playing the role of an innocent bystander in 1959, as Deputy Sheriff Joe Goyencha reads an eviction notice to Mrs. Victoria Augustain on a Chavez Ravine property which is part of the site proposed for the Los Angeles Dodgers' $12,000,000 baseball stadium.  The property belongs to Mrs. Augustain's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Arechiga.  It consists of three lots at 1761-71 and 1801 Malvina Avenue.  'I don't know what we'll do, or where we'll go," sobbed Mrs. Augustain.

This happens all the time, all over the world.  People are thrown out of their homes for "progress."  There are no answers, only questions.  Read more about it here.

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