Semi-Tropical L.A.: How the Sunny Southland Sold Itself
Clip: Season 2 | 8m 42s
When the transcontinental railroad reached Southern California in 1876, it connected Los Angeles with the population centers and markets of the eastern U.S., fueling a boom that transformed a remote cowtown into a city. It also fueled a powerful promotional machine that promised more about Southern California – and its “semi-tropical” climate – than reality could support.
Aired: 10/17/17Video has closed captioning.