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Man-Made History of the NHM

The Daily News has a history of the Natural History Museum as it prepares to reopen after a four year restoration and tricky retrofitting. The $350,000 museum opened in 1913, the day after William Mulholland's opening ceremony for the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Exposition Park at the time was Agriculture Park, "a host for saloons, legal prostitution, horse and early auto racing, gambling and a sport known as coursing, where packs of dogs tore apart hunted hares." [DN, image via]