Workers plant palm trees on Wilshire Boulevard between Western and Wilton, 1926

Workers plant palm trees on Wilshire Boulevard between Western and Wilton, 1926The iconic palm trees of Los Angeles have been around so long, it almost seems like they’ve always been there. But *someone* had to plant them! This shot of workers planting palm trees on Wilshire Boulevard between Western and Wilton was taken in 1926. Actually, I’m surprised they were already this big when they planted them—I pictured baby palms to be smaller than this. Along this stretch of Wilshire those palms are no longer there, which would be unfortunate, except that in their place are trees which offer better shade.

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