Articles Tagged ‘folk art’

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues May 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In 1941, John Ehn opened his motel the “Old Trapper’s Lodge” at Arvilla Avenue and San Fernando Road near the Burbank Airport. The story goes that in order to advertise the motel he hired Claude Bell (famous for the Cabazon dinosaurs) to build a roadside sculpture and simply through...

The Sunken City — Point Fermin

The Sunken City — Point Fermin February 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Just to the east of Point Fermin in San Pedro, California, are the remains of a neighborhood that has been sliding into the sea since 1929. This “slump” is attributed to wave action and the presence of bentonite clay here, a material which has a propensity to become very slippery. A broken...

Murphy Ranch – Ruins of a Nazi Compound

Murphy Ranch – Ruins of a Nazi Compound February 1, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Between 1933 to 1945 there was evidently a Nazi compound in Rustic Canyon near Brentwood. The property in question is now owned by the city of L.A. and is located within Topanga State Park. It makes for a great hike, like a real-life Lost adventure right here next to the city. Most of the wooden structures...

Farmer John Murals

Farmer John Murals November 25, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
The Farmer John plant in Vernon (3049 East Vernon Avenue, 90058) is especially well-decorated with pictures of pigs seemingly straight out of a children’s book. Who cares about the horrors of butchering and the industrial processes of meat rendering¬† going on inside this meat processing plant...