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  • Glen Creason

    If you have a question about the historic streets of Los Angeles ask Glen Creason. Since 1979, Creason has been the map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. When he is not behind the reference desk, the L.A. native is a public speaker and writes on local history, maps, and music for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The author of Los Angeles In Maps enjoys watching baseball and has one daughter.

 

CityDig: The United States as Viewed by Californians

This tongue-in-cheek map drawn by E. Dudley Chase brings satire to the art of cartography Read more...

CityDig: L.A.'s 50 Most Famous Landmarks

Plus, one very jolly sun Read more...

CityDig: Prejudice and Racism in 1940s Los Angeles

This map offers a sad glimpse into our history of discrimination and disenfranchisement Read more...

CityDig: Taking Artistic License With WWII-Era L.A.

This “map” created in 1941 is about 99 percent imagination and one percent geographer’s ink on the page Read more...

CityDig: How the Most Famous Street in L.A. Went From Rodeo De Las Aguas to Rodeo Drive

This 150-year old document shows Beverly Hills before it became the precious piece of real estate it is today Read more...

CityDig: The Sunset Strip's Legendary Lore

This cartographic time capsule captures a small part of the Strip that bloomed and boomed at the end of the Prohibition era Read more...

CityDig: Angels (and Tigers) in the Outfield

While it may sound impossible (and sad), the history of baseball in the Los Angeles goes back even further than the voice of Vin Scully Read more...

CityDig Goes '80s: The $300 Million Beginnings of Century City

What did L.A.'s "city within a city" look like in 1984? Read more...

CityDig Goes '80s: Take a Tasty Trip Down Memory Lane With This Map of Old L.A. Restaurants

Beef Wellington at the Windsor, drip coffee at Perino's, chili at Chasen’s—it's the most delicious type of nostalgia Read more...

CityDig: See an Event Map from L.A.'s 1984 Olympics

This map that shows L.A. during one of the more magical times in our history Read more...

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