1880 (1879) (1881) (1870-1880) (1880-1890)  Table of Contents


Harry Carr Los Angeles City of Dreams (Illustrated by E.H. Suydam), D. Appleton-Century Co.: NY, 1935, 402 pp. See Text

In Focus: Carleton Watkins, Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, The J. Paul Getty Museum: Los Angeles, California, 1997, 144 pp., 1880,

     See Beach House Photo and Text

      See Oil Well Photo and Text

Ingersoll's Century History Santa Monica Bay Cities (Being Book Number Two of Ingersoll's Century Series of California Local History Annals), 1908, 1908a, 1880

     Chapter VII. Public Institutions: Schools; Post Offices

      Chapter XI Venice of America and Its Founder

      See Text

 Abbot Kinney, 1908 See Image

James W. Lunsford The Ocean and the Sunset, The Hills and the Clouds: Looking at Santa Monica, illustrated by Alice N. Lunsford, 1983, 1880, See Text

Grant H. Smith The History of the Comstock Lode 1850-1920, Geology and Mining Series No. 37, University of Nevada Bulletin: Reno, Nevada, vol. XXXVII. 1 July 1943, no. 3, (revised 1966), Ninth printing, 1980, 305 pp., 1880, See Note See Text

Les Storrs Santa Monica Portrait of a City Yesterday and Today, Santa Monica Bank: Santa Monica, CA, 1974, 67 pp., 1880 See Text

Betty Lou Young Our First Century: The Los Angeles Athletic Club 1880-1980, LAAC Press: Los Angeles, California, 1979, 176 pp., 1880, 1880s See Text


    [p. 243] "After the first few years the number of foreign-born miners [on the Comstock] increased steadily. Lord (pp. 383, 384) gives statistics for the year 1880: 1,996 miners, of whom 394 were Americans, 691 Irish, 543 English, 132 Canadians, and the rest from everywhere. The average age was 35, average weight 165 pounds, average height 5 feet 9 inches. The majority were married." -Smith, 1943

     "The 1880 census showed a population of only 417, and this included the entire township of La Ballona, now Ocean Park and Venice." Storrs, 1974, p. 287, 1908a


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