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From Behind the Wheel of a Lincoln Town Car: A volunteer’s view of the 1984 L.A. Olympics

On Friday, July 13, 1984, my journal entry reads: “In DTLA for the Big Picture - 18,000 people gathered for an Olympic welcoming photo. How thrilling! I just LOVE this city!!!” As the Olympic torch made its way through LA, anticipation for the games grew. Some were later sorry they had opted to leave town citing ‘too much smog and traffic’, but we who stayed were rewarded with an unforgettable Olympics. Read More »