S2 E2: Wild West

0:26:12 | Episode
Before Hollywood imagined the Wild West, Los Angeles was a real frontier town of gunslingers, lynch mobs, and locomotives. This episode examines L.A.'s efforts to reckon with its past by examining hanging trees, remnants of vigilant justice; the massacre of eighteen Chinese immigrants in 1971 near what is now Olvera Street; and railroad promotional campaigns depicting Los Angeles as paradise.


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