Southern California has an interesting history and has been the birthplace of several well-known firsts and inventions, but there are some important historical firsts that do not seem to be known by many people. For example, did you know that the first female police officer in Los Angeles was actually the first in the entire country?

By becoming the first female officer in Los Angeles, and in the United States, Alice Stebbins Wells had a profound effect on the history of law enforcement. You can learn more about her influence by visiting the LAWPOA Website. Would you like to know more fun and historical Southern California facts? Check out this article on 13 things you probably didn’t know about SoCal.

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