Podcast Preview: California’s Role in the History of Aviation


You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is a weekly podcast series produced by Kim Cooper and Richard Schave in which the Esotouric founders talk with L.A. personalities about the city’s myths, contradictions, and inspirations.

This week, Richard and Kim speak to tile expert Brian Kaiser, who gives us insider tips on how to discover the “Where’s Waldo?”-esque qualities of the mural inside of the Firestone Rubber Plant in South Gate. They also talk with Alison Bruesehoff, the executive director of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.

In this exclusive clip, Bruesehoff reveals details about the beginning of America’s aviation history when she discusses how the Dominguez Ranch was chosen to be the site of the second annual International Aviation Meet in 1910. Only seven short years after the Wright brothers had their first successful flight, the Aviation Meet drew over 250,000 people and was a huge turning point in the recognition of airplane technology as an asset to the American economy.

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Richard and Kim share highlights from the You Can’t Eat the Sunshine podcast every week at CityThink.