Thomas Spencer Harris (1836 or 1831 - 1893) was an early California newspaperman. Born in 1836(or 1831) in the U.S. state of Ohio, Harris probably hailed from Cleveland. He traveled to the Pacific Coast in 1859, and three years later, joined the 2nd Regiment California Volunteer Cavalry. From 1874 through 1883, he worked as an editor and newspaper publisher in California mining camps, and founded ten newspapers, including the Panamint News (November 26, 1874), the first in the Death Valley area.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.
In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.
Harrison Gray Otis was the president and general manager of the Times-Mirror Company, publisher of the Los Angeles Times.
Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern edge of Death Valley. The town began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills. During an ensuing gold rush, thousands of gold-seekers, developers, miners and service providers flocked to the Bullfrog Mining District. Many settled in Rhyolite, which lay in a sheltered desert basin near the region's biggest producer, the Montgomery Shoshone Mine.
The Los Angeles Daily News is the second-largest-circulating paid daily newspaper of Los Angeles, California. It is the flagship of the Southern California News Group, a branch of Colorado-based Digital First Media.
William Wright (1829–1898), better known by the pen name Dan DeQuille or Dan De Quille, was an American author, journalist, and humorist. He was best known for his written accounts of the people, events, and silver mining operations on the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, Nevada, including his non-fiction book History of the Big Bonanza.
John Percival Jones was an American politician who served for 30 years as a Republican United States Senator from Nevada. He made a fortune in silver mining and was a co-founder of the town of Santa Monica, California.
Walter Edward Perry Scott, also known as Death Valley Scotty, was a prospector, performer, and con man who was made famous by his many scams involving gold mining and the iconic mansion in Death Valley, known as Scotty's Castle.
Don Meadows was an historian, scholar and bibliophile specializing in the American West.
Stacy Harris was a Canadian-born actor with hundreds of film and television appearances. His name is often found spelled Stacey Harris.
The Lyons Station Stagecoach Stop,, was a tavern and stagecoach stop near the southwest corner of Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway, by Eternal Valley Cemetery. The site is located in the present day Newhall section of Santa Clarita, in Los Angeles County, California.
William Jefferson "Will" Hunsaker (1855–1933) was an American lawyer and politician from San Diego and later Los Angeles, California. Hunsaker was the San Diego County District Attorney from 1882 to 1884, 4th Mayor of San Diego from 1887 to 1888 and president of the California Bar Association from 1913 to 1914.
Levi Newton Breed, known as L.N. Breed, nicknamed Newt, (1831–1894) was an active and early American participant in 19th Century California, where he helped organize Lassen County and was a member of the Los Angeles Common Council, the governing body of that city.
Eulogio F. de Celis was a major landowner in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, California, in the 1870s, a member of the Los Angeles Common Council and a newspaper publisher. He came from a wealthy family but died in poverty.
Isaac Lankershim (1818–1882) was a German-born American landowner and pioneer in California. He was the owner of 60,000 acres in Los Angeles County, California.
Latinos is an award-winning, 27-part newspaper series on southern California's Latino community and culture of the early 1980s. The Los Angeles Times won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the series. The winning team of two editors and 11 reporters and photographers who were all of Mexican American descent were the first Hispanics to win the award. The Pulitzer Prize jury called the series "one of the largest reporting efforts in the newspaper's history" and noted that the news team had conducted over 1,000 interviews. The story of the newspaper series is the subject of the 2007 documentary Below the Fold.
John Randolph Sharpstein was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and Wisconsin State Assembly, and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California.
Philadelphia Silver and Copper Mining Company, a 19th-century mining corporation chartered in Pennsylvania, April 8, 1864.
Mexican-Colorado Navigation Company was a steam navigation company formed in Los Angeles, California, that operated on the Colorado River from 1901 to 1907. It was owned by Alphonso B. Smith, W. S. Twogood, and E. E. Busby. It ran the steamboats, Retta (1900-1905), St. Vallier (1901-1907), and San Jorge (1901), from Yuma, Arizona.
Rose La Monte Burcham was an American physician and mining company executive based in Southern California.
Richard Emery "Rich" Lingenfelter is an American astrophysicist and historian. He is known for his work on the origin of cosmic rays and gamma rays. As a historian, he is recognized for his efforts at chronicling the history of Death Valley.
A. C. Harris Bilbrew was an American poet, musician, composer, playwright, clubwoman, and radio personality known as Madame A. C. Bilbrew, based in South Los Angeles. In 1923, she became the first black soloist to sing on a Los Angeles radio program. She also hosted the city's first African-American radio music program, The Gold Hour, in the early 1940s. The A. C. Bilbrew branch of the LA County Library in Willowbrook was named in her honor.
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