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1906 Los Angeles Transit Map is Impressive But Oppressive

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Turn-of-the-century Los Angeles didn't have a shortage of weird problems, but it sure did have some extensive public transportation within its borders. This map, printed in 1906 by the Travel and Hotel Bureau to aid visitors to the city, was featured on Slate with a sort of anti-nostalgia warning that the substantial network was not without its trade-offs.

The Los Angeles Railway Company and the Los Angeles and Redondo Railway were owned by rail baron Henry E. Huntington in the early Twentieth Century; he was also part-owner of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, thus creating a "powerful near-monopoly of local transit" that was not as awesome for workers trying to unionize as it was for travelers looking to go from Garvanza to Angelino Heights. A giant version of the map is available here.
· A Transit Map of 1906 LA, With Copious Streetcars [Slate]