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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, May 1 1908 -- Some of the more notable local anglers are highlighted in this small cartoon, wherein Herriman welcomes Angelenos to 1908's trout season. Can you imagine a city today even having anyone considered a notable angler?
Well, they were originally the *Minneapolis* Lakers, from the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." As with the New Orleans/Utah Jazz, sometimes they didn't get around to changing the name when the team moved. For that matter, the Dodgers' original nickname was Brooklyn-inspired.
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