Dodger Stadium land, long before it was Dodger Stadium

A programming alert: KCET continues a TV documentary series “Lost LA” tonight with an episode focused on the surroundings of Dodger Stadium and the Elysian Hills called “Before The Dodgers.”
This piece of land known as Mount Lookout was raised up by tectonic forces and carved into deep ravines by the ancient precursor of the Los Angeles River. Long before residents moved into Chavez Ravine — and were then moved out in the 1950s –it was a region inhabited by Tongva Indians, a California tribe also known as the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, to escape the flooding.
The piece debuts tonight at 8:30 p.m. with replays at 10 p.m. and midnight, as well as Friday (8:30 p.m. and midnight). To find KCET on your system, check this out.
“Lost L.A.” will also stream on
One other gem revealed in this piece by filmmakers Ben Sax, Javier Barboza and Amy Lee Ketchum: Did you know the parking lot was shaped like a giant baseball glove?
Here’s another exclusive snippet:

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