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Chavez Ravine, 1949

A Los Angeles Story
Normark, Don (Book - 1999 )
Chavez Ravine, 1949

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In 1949, photographer Don Normark walked up into the hills of Los Angeles, looking for a good view. Instead, he found Ch vez Ravine, a ramshackle Mexican-American neighborhood tucked away in Elysian Park like a "poor man's Shangri-la." Enchanted, he stayed for a year in this uniquely intact rural community on the city's outskirts. There, Normark photographed a life that, though bowed down by poverty, was lived fully, openly, and joyfully. That ended in 1950, when the residents of Ch vez Ravine were forced to abandon their homes to make way for Dodger Stadium. The past 50 years have not erased the memories of the uprooted descendants of Ch vez Ravine. This haunting book captures their images, their stories, and their bittersweet memories, reclaiming and celebrating this lost village from a simpler time.
Authors: Normark, Don, 1928-
Title: Chavez Ravine, 1949
a Los Angeles story
Publisher: San Francisco :, Chronicle Books,, c1999
Characteristics: 143 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Don Normark
ISBN: 0811825345
Branch Call Number: 979.494 N851c 1999
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