Olvera Street: ​​Make-believe marketplace or true celebration of Latino culture?

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Performers appear on Olvera Street, 1936. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library.

LA’s Olvera Street is a Mexican marketplace created according to the vision of a white outsider, though generations of Latino Angelenos have since claimed it as their own.

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