Independent from Long Beach, California on January 31, 1960 · Page 84
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 84

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 31, 1960
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a 9 v tmrface* alcohol, frtim mnd ·tefn Distant llinaed back rest lift* t* rtvcal pillow and tto'age comparf- menli. Choic? of fabric* mnd color, Ttrd* lia or 'ana faprrcrf for test carpet wear. · Designed to rmke double use of your Den, Hoys' and Sewing Rooms. Full size twin box spring and mattress, with reinforced ed/jcs, make up a comfortable divan by day and bed by night. Previously used only in leading Hotels and Apartmentj. Now available for Home use. [DUAL sLi* LL w ^ ^ f .^-^^ ^^ ww .,,,.,., --Photo Courlgiy Los Anoel»s Counly Jeparlmcnl ol Parks and Recreation That Fort Moore Hill's place in the history of Los Angolos may not be forgotten the cliff of concrete, masonry and ceramics (shown above) has been built. Progress Looks Back on History By Maymie R. Krythe Styled to nuke the utmost of smaller rooms and lo fit Ion/; mid short wall areas (min. of 72 Indies on short wall). Rfti-ised divjti section pulls out to afford a full length bed for sleeping. Makes that extra room into a dual pur- potc room. IM/ L . ' OWN-MONDAY Hiam'-frii.Y ;· · · · ' · · · · MROGRF.SS has been chipping away at old Fort Moore Hill in Los Angeles, but the city has not forgotten and today a massive memorial preserves the history of the hill and honors the men who have passed that way. A massive cliff of concrete, nearly 400 feet long, has been installed on North Hill St. between Sunset Blvd. and Hollywood Freeway, serving the poetic purpose of a memorial and the prosaic duty of a retaining wall. It was designed by two Southland- Only Modern Htis It! L NORMAL DOWN CALL COLLECT TODAY! Synthesized Micro-Flo Filter System Dial-Ease Simple Filter Baclc-Wash (Eliminates dirty bags) We Have Our Own Crews and Equipment (No Sub-Contractors) UOOERN POOL CO. 8702 Garden Grove Blvd. 'GARDEN GROVE born a r c h i t e c t s , Kazumi Adachi and Dike Nagano, win L ners in keen competition for the honor. The design includes a huge ceramic and brick panel, with a waterfall 80 feet wide and 46 feet high. Three booster pumps, with a capacity of 22,500 gallons per minute, circulate the water. AT THE NO'RTH END of the structure is a handsome pylon with an attractive flagpole. At the south end is a great panel with four sculptures in bas-relief. The largest sculpture depicts the first Amercian flag-raising in Los Angeles, which occurred on the hill on July 4, 1847, during the Mexican War. This is the 1 inscription below it: ! ON THIS SITE STOOD FORT MOORE, BUILT BY T H E M O R M O N BATTALION, DURING THE W A R WITH M E X I C O . THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES WAS RAISED HERE ON JULY 4, 1847, BY UNITED STATES TROOPS AT THE FIRST INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION IN LOS ANGELES. THIS MEMORIAL HONORS T H E T R O O P S WHO HELPED WIN THE SOUTHWEST: THE UNITED STATES FIRST DRAGOONS, WHO FOUGHT AT SAN PASQUAL, THE N E W Y O R K VOLUNTEERS, WHO CAME BY SEA, AND THE MORMON B A T T A L I O N , WHICH MADE ONE OF THE L O N G E S T A N D MOST ARDUOUS I N F A N T R Y MARCHES IN HISTORY." To the left of the largest sculpture are three smaller works. The first, showing a rancher, has this caption: ON RANCHOS WHERE H E R D S O F C A T T L E RANGED, P I O N E E R S P L A N T E D VINEYARDS AND ORANGE GROVES. Below, is a scene showing the evolution of transportation, with a stage coach, old railway engine, and these words: ( THE PRAIRIE SCHOON- i .STAGE, AND .IRON.- HORSE BROUGHT MANY SETTLERS WHO MADE LOS ANGELES A CITY. And the final group pictures successful attempts to provide water with the inscription reading: WATER AND POWER HAVE MADE OUR ARID LAND FLOURISH. MAY WE KEEP FAITH WITH T H E P I O N E E R S W H O B R O U G H T U S THESE GIFTS." The bas-relief scenes were created by Henry Kreis. ON THE NORTH side of the monument, at the top, are these words: "DEDICATED TO THOSE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN, WHO FACED PRIVATION AND DEATH IN EXTENDING THE FRONTIERS OF OUR BELOVED COUNTRY TO THIS LAND OF PROMISE." And south of the falls is this inscription: "MAY THOSE WHO LIVE IN OUR NATURALLY ARID LAND BE THANKFUL FOR THE VISION AND GOOD WORKS OF THE PIONEER LEADERS OF LOS 'ANGELES AND MAY ALL IN THEIR TIME EVER PROVIDE FOR ITS CITI7.ENS WATER AND POWER FOR LIFE AND ENERGY." Mnny major events of early Los Angeles' history occurred at Fort Moore Hill. During the Mexican War, a fort was constructed there, named for gallant Capt. Benjamin L. Moore, who was killed at Ihe Battle of San Pasqual, between native Californians and Americans. Lt. w. H. Emery of Kearny's staff laid out (ho project, planned to garrison 100 men. It had a breastwork 400 feet long and a battery of six cannon. Sailors and marines under Commodore Stockton in April 1847 began the work, which was later continued by the noted M o r m o n Battalion, called "probably the toughest unit ever attached to the U.S. Army." EVEN THOUGH the fort * (Continued. : 0 rt Page 30.),

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