Neighborhood Spotlight: Montebello, c...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Montebello, close (but not too close) to the action, offers reasonable pr...

Montebello has played an outsized role in the history of California, from the earliest days of the Spanish conquest to the Mexican-American War. The region was first settled by Europeans in the 1770s, when Spanish emissaries of the Catholic Church set about establishing the mission system, through which they would subjugate the native peoples of what they called Alta California.

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