Surfer
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The Timeline

Surfer
George Freeth, an Anglo-Hawaiian, introduced surfing to California at Redondo Beach. (L.A. County Lifeguard Trust Fund)
Golden oranges
Inside of a packing house for oranges at a grove near Tustin in 1892. Southern California’s citrus industry took off after Edwin T. Earl invented a refrigerated railcar that could easily ship oranges to the East Coast. (Mushet Photography)
Aviator
Howard Hughes atop his plane Winged Bullet in 1935. One of the pioneers in the aviation industry, he founded Hughes Aircraft. (File photo)
We love a parade
Scene from the 1895 Rose Parade in Pasadena, before horses gave way to horsepower. (File photo)
Landmark
Simon Rodia completed the Watts Tower project in 1954 after three decades of work. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Spago
Wolfgang Puck opened Spago in West Hollywood in 1982. (LAT)
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