"In June of that year he was in Los Angeles"
Los Angeles Plaza (1869)
Public DomainLos Angeles Plaza (1869) - Credit: Los Angeles Public Library

The city of Los Angeles in California was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States.

Today, Los Angeles is the second most populous city in America.