Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor, Los Angeles, 1841 to 1878

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Don Benito Wilson (nee Benjamin Davis Wilson) is remembered as the namesake of Mount Wilson, but few know he was the second mayor of Los Angeles, that his landholdings become the sites of Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Riverside and more. As Captain Wilson, he fought to defend Los Angeles in the Mexican War of 1846-1847, was taken prisoner and almost executed. Twenty-six State Senators divvy up the district that Benjamin Wilson once represented. As a Los Angeles County supervisor he oversaw a Los Angeles County that ...

Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor, Los Angeles, 1841 to 1878 2008, Angel City Press

ISBN-13: 9781883318833

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