James Harris

author and historian

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Historian for Santa Monica Pier, his books include Santa Monica Pier: A Century of the Last Great Pleasure Pier

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The Looff Hippodrome, home to the iconic carousel on the Santa Monica Pier, will commemorate its centennial exactly 100 years to the day since Charles Looff opened the doors on June…

Looff Hippodrome

The Looff Hippodrome, home to the iconic carousel on the Santa Monica Pier, will commemorate its centennial exactly 100 years to the day since Charles Looff opened the doors on June…

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