12 Historic Photos That Show Us What It Was Like Living In Southern California In The Early 1900s
By Natasha Kayes|Published November 01, 2022
I was born and raised in sunny Southern California and will never tire of the West Coast, although I spent several years living in Southeast Asia, about as far from California as you can get. Wherever I am in the world, I love straying from the beaten path, experiencing local life, and discovering hidden gems - camera in hand. The beach is my happy place and when I am not there (or writing), you will usually find me baking, watching movies, and cuddling my pugs. I have traveled around the country and around the world, and it never, ever gets old. Being able to combine my passion for travel and my love of writing is nothing short of a dream.
The Southern California we know and love is densely populated with vibrant cities and sprawling suburban developments. We think nothing of high-rise buildings and interlacing highways full of modern vehicles. Even quaint beach and mountain communities enjoy easy access and modern conveniences. But life in the Golden State was not always this way. Take a brief look back at life during the early 1900s with these historic photos of Southern California.