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Monday, October 28, 2013

AMELIA EARHART LIBRARY WAS ORIGINALLY NAMED FOR CONFEDERATE POET.

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY            2013
 
Los Angeles Public Library - Sidney Lanier Branch 1965

Before the present day Amelia Earhart Library branch of the Los Angeles Public Library was built in North Hollywood, it was called the Sepulveda Library.The library marked its books with the initials "SL" followed by the book's code number.  When the new library was built, the Sepulveda Library name was discontinued, but the books continued to have "SL" inside. Some clever soul decided to search for a famous person with the initials S.L.
After the search was made, an obscure Southern poet / musician by the name of Sidney Lanier was discovered. Sidley Lanier was born in 1842 and he died in 1881. He served in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. The library branch was renamed for the great American aviator Amelia Earhart, a resident of North Hollywood / Toluca Lake. 
The Earhart Library has many overlooked secrets, some of which are related to the poet Lanier. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the founder of the tour programs for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Richard Hilton will take tourists through the library and North Hollywood. 
THE GREAT AFTER THANKSGIVING WALK IT OFF TOUR


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