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Landmarks: The Hollywood Sign

thursdayThursday on 12/20/2008

LandmarksTheHollywoodSign Photo Hollywood, California was founded as a temperance society. It's founder, Horace Wilcox, acquired the land where Hollywood stands now in 1888. He laid out an entire town and an orchard at the foot of the Hollywood hills and declared only non-drinkers could settle in his town. For 20 years, the town had no crime, firearms, jail or locked doors. By 1900 there were only 500 people living in Hollywood and the biggest issue was what to do with farmers driving their sheep through the town square. A decade later the film companies arrived.

In 1923, the Hollywoodland Real Estate Development Company erected, what was then, the "Hollywoodland" sign, as an advertising billboard for a suburban housing development. The Hollywood sign is now one of the most famous landmarks in the United States. This is some trivia about this famous sign.
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Comments (4)
Westcoasttony  (Level: 246.0)
Tue, 30th Dec '08 7:44 PM

Wow, this was a tough quiz-- and I live a few miles from the sign and have hiked up to it more times than I can remember! I do recall some of the events mentioned here but a lot of this was new to me.

Legendski  (Level: 157.2)
Sat, 20th Dec '08 3:37 PM

Hollywood - Where people from Iowa mistake each other for movie stars. Enjoyable.

Ngerry  (Level: 39.5)
Sat, 20th Dec '08 9:35 AM

Very interesting!

Frenchy62  (Level: 147.8)
Sat, 20th Dec '08 8:51 AM

Great quiz!!! Got to see the sign about 2 months ago -- learned some good info on it from this quiz that I didn't know. Thanks!!

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