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November 11, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Percival Jones and Robert S. Baker sat down in 1875 with a map of their massive land holdings, including Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica , to design a model city. The two land barons--Jones, a silver magnate and U.S. senator from Nevada, and Baker, a Rhode Islander lured west by the Gold Rush--plotted a town with ample parks, schools and a railroad line that they hoped would spur growth.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Percival Jones and Robert S. Baker sat down in 1875 with a map of their massive land holdings, including Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica , to design a model city. The two land barons--Jones, a silver magnate and U.S. senator from Nevada, and Baker, a Rhode Islander lured west by the Gold Rush--plotted a town with ample parks, schools and a railroad line that they hoped would spur growth.
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