Reasons for the Growth of LA

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  • Reasons for Growth of LA
    • Transport
      • Arrival of transcontinental highway from the east in 1876.
        • Stimulated rapid pop'n growth.
        • Half a million people arrived in 40 years.
      • 20th century revolution of air travel created Los Angeles Airport.
    • Employment
      • Early 20th Century = discovery of oil.
      • Opening the Ford car plant and other manufacturing industries meant continued growth.
      • Aircraft industry took advantage of the good weather for civil and military flight tests.
    • Image
      • Development of the film industry, in Hollywood (a suburb of LA).
        • Created a glamorous image for the city in the 1920s and 30s
      • Growing affluence brought more tourists to film theme parks.
        • e.g. Disneyland, Universal Studios - all created further employment.
          • Employment
            • Early 20th Century = discovery of oil.
            • Opening the Ford car plant and other manufacturing industries meant continued growth.
            • Aircraft industry took advantage of the good weather for civil and military flight tests.
        • Greater Affluence
          • People had more choices in where to live.
          • Fastest pop'n growth was in the 1960s and 70s in the sun-belt of California.
          • Cold winters in the east coasts of cities combined with romantic 'flower power' image from the late 1960s - makes California a destination of choice.
    • Greater Affluence
      • People had more choices in where to live.
      • Fastest pop'n growth was in the 1960s and 70s in the sun-belt of California.
      • Cold winters in the east coasts of cities combined with romantic 'flower power' image from the late 1960s - makes California a destination of choice.

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