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Business section, Puente
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Automobiles are parked outside of storefronts on Main Street in downtown La Puente, originally known as Puente. Businesses that can be identified include: Ranges Puente Hardware Co. (left) and the Rose Bud Cafe (center). Other businesses continue down Main Street into the background. Despite La Puente's fairly recent incorporation in 1956, the community is recorded to have begun in the 1840s when European settlers arrived at the 48,000 acre Rancho La Puente. The name's history goes back to Gaspar de Portola`'s 1769 expedition, when members of the team built a bridge (Puente) over San Jose Creek, during a survey of the land for Spain. In old Spanish, Puente followed the feminine artcle La, whereas nowdays, the noun follows El, hence "La Puente" instead of El Puente.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
La Puente-Streets-Main.; S-001-272 4x5
Ranges Puente Hardware Co. (La Puente, Calif.)
Rose Bud Cafe (La Puente, Calif.)
Streets--California--La Puente
Hardware stores--California--La Puente
Restaurants--California--La Puente
Storefronts--California--La Puente
Central business districts--California--La Puente
La Puente (Calif.)

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