Old Los Angeles map
Map of old Los Angeles. Old Los Angeles map (California - USA) to print. Old Los Angeles map (California - USA) to download. The old Los Angeles, is America second largest city and the West Coast biggest economic powerhouse, The old Los Angeles was originally settled by indigenous tribes, including the Chumash and Tongva hunter gatherers, by 8000 B.C. Portuguese sailor Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo was the first European to explore the region in 1542, but Los Angeles was not until 1769 that Gaspar de Portolá established a Spanish outpost in the Los Angeles map area.
For many centuries, the old Los Angeles was occupied by some 5,000 to 10,000 Tongva (Gabrielino) and Chumash Indians who lived in scores of old Los Angeles villages and led a relatively stable existence by hunting, fishing, gathering, and trading actively with distant groups. Europeans entered their world in 1542 when a Spanish sea expedition headed by Capt. Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sailed into Santa Monica Bay of Los Angeles map.
The great city of old Los Angeles was founded in 1781. The old Los Angeles was called El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula. (Our Lady the Queen of the angels of Porcincula). At first there was only a handful of families but by 1800 it had a population of 315. The Plaza Catholic Church was built in 1822. The settlement of Los Angeles grew steadily. Then in 1847 US forces captured Los Angeles map.