Founding of LA response

Founding of LA response - Villaraigosa upon his victorious...

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Mike Finfer GEOG 100 9.22.2006 Who founded or discovered Los Angeles? The blogger “Cyberaztec” responds to this question contending that the City of Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by the Mexican provincial governor, Filipe de Neve. “In September of that year, El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles came into being, and the pueblo became the capital of the Mexican province, Alta California.” The author is a blogger who writes predominantly about issues concerning the Latino population in Los Angeles. The blog is entitled “Xispas: Chicano Culture, Art, and Politics.” The authors are prominent members of the community, both of Mexican descent and otherwise. They wrote this as a preface to congratulating Antonio
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Unformatted text preview: Villaraigosa upon his victorious campaign to become mayor of Los Angeles. The fact that Villaraigosa had become the first mayor of Mexican descent to hold the office in over a century clearly influenced the decision to write this. Their opinion is clearly in favor of Villaraigosa, and he is clearly proud of his Mexican heritage, and the Mexican heritage of the city of Los Angeles. The answer given is a factual one, although different perceptions come into play based on who actually deserves the title of ‘discovering’ Los Angeles. There were undoubtedly Native American tribes settling on the land prior to its founding, but for the purposes of this response, the information is factual....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course GEOG 100gm taught by Professor Dear during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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