Mines Field, later Los Angeles International Airport, circa 1937

Mines Field, later Los Angeles International Airport, circa 1937In the late 1920s, an expanse of bean fields was transformed into a municipal airport called Mines Field. When this photo was taken circa 1937, it was still competing with the Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale for air traffic. But with all this vacant empty land, it had room to expand and expand, which it did, into Los Angeles International Airport. If a photo were taken today from that same perspective, I doubt we’d see one square foot of dirt, let alone a bean stalk.

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