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First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule

Los Pobladores

 

—The Founders of the City of Los Angeles —

 
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By Tceng, April 8, 2012
1. First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule Marker
Inscription.
The Founders of the City of Los Angeles: Vanegas, Quintero, Rodriguez, Villavicencio, Navarro, Rosas, Camero, Rosas, Moreno, Mesa,

Before 1850, the chief executive of the pueblo was the alcalde, who sat on the ayuntamiento (council) and served as both mayor and judge. The office of the Mayor and the Common Council were established when the city was incorporated in 1850. Alpheus P. Hodges, a physician, was elected the first Mayor of Los Angeles, serving from 1850-51. He acted as both Mayor and County Coroner.

Translation

Con anteriordad a 1850, el jefe ejecutivo del pueblo era el alcalde, quien presidia el ayuntamiento (council) y tenía funciones tanto de alcalde como de juez, Alpheus P. Hodges, un medico, fue elegido como el primer Alcalde como Forense del Condado. El cargo de Alcalde y Ayuntamiento Publico se estableciron cuando se incorporó la ciudad in 1850.
 
Location. 34° 3.411′ N, 118° 14.305′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Olvera Street just east of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Tceng, April 8, 2012
2. First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule Marker
The marker is visible embedded in the sidewalk. Los Angeles Plaza Park, decorated for the 2012 Easter Sunday Blessing of the Animals is visible in the background.
are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Spanish Trail (here, next to this marker); Los Angeles Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Biscailuz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Damien Marchessault (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Junipero Serra 1713-1784 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indians of Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker); Avila Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
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