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Woody Guthrie

 
 
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By Craig Baker, March 22, 2019
1. Woody Guthrie Marker
Inscription.  Woodrow Wilson (“Woody") Guthrie (1912-1967), composer of "This Land is Your Land,” arrived in Los Angeles in 1937 along with thousands of other migrant workers and families from the "Dust Bowl” region. Guthrie hosted a popular radio show on KFVD and became a voice for migrant workers and labor unions. He wrote hundreds of songs and often performed them at rallies, house parties and street corners on Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets. In 1940, Guthrie left Los Angeles for New York where he continued to write songs as well as advocate for the working man and celebrate the fundamental ideals of America.
 
Erected by Grammy Museum at L.A. Live. (Marker Number 728.)
 
Location. 34° 2.88′ N, 118° 14.829′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 S Main St, Los Angeles CA 90013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spring Street (about 600 feet away, measured
Woody Guthrie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 22, 2019
2. Woody Guthrie Marker
in a direct line); Bradbury Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historical Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Ironsides (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pershing Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Angel’s Flight (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Vincent Court (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oviatt Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the San Fernando Building, built by J.B. Lankershim in 1907, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, and designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #728 in 2002.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
San Fernando Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 22, 2019
3. San Fernando Building
The marker is on the corner of the building.
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By Craig Baker, March 22, 2019
4. Nearby Marker
National Register of Historic Places.
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By Craig Baker, March 22, 2019
5. Woody Guthrie Square
“Songwriter, poet, voice of the Dustbowl refugees.” City Hall can be seen in the distance.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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