While creating our company team building course in downtown Los Angeles, we came across a number of interesting historical markers in the Bunker Hill area. On this page, you’ll find pictures of those historic markers along with a transcription so you don’t ruin your eyes trying to read them!
Built in 1901 by Colonel J.W. Eddy, Lawyer, engineer, and friend of President Lincoln, Angel’s Flight is said ot be the world’s shortest incorporated railway. The counterbalanced cars, controlled by cables, travel a 33 percent grade for 315 feet. It is estimated that Angel’s Flight has carried more passengers per mile than any other railway in the world, over a hundred million in it first fifty years. This incline railway is a public utility operating under a franchise granted by the City of Los Angeles.
Marked by Beverly Hills Parlor #289. Daughters of the Golden West. November 1952.