Woody Guthrie Square
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Woody Guthrie Square
In Los Angeles

Posted Sunday October 17th 2021

(Main Street and 4th / 5th Street)

PLAQUE:
WOODROW WILSON ("WOODY") GUTHRIE (1912-1967),
COMPOSER OF "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND," ARRIVED IN
LOS ANGELES IN 1937 ALONG WITH THOUSANDS OF OTHER
MIGRANT WORKERS AND FAMILIES FROM THE "DUST BOWL"
REGION. GUTHRIE HOSTED A POPULAR RADIO SHOW ON KFVD
AND BECAME A VOICE FOR MIGRANT WORKERS AND LABOR
UNIONS. HE WROTE HUNDREDS OF SONGS AND OFTEN
PERFORMED THEM AT RALLIES, HOUSE PARTIES AND STREET
CORNERS ON MAIN STREET BETWEEN 4TH AND 5TH STREETS.
IN 1940, GUTHRIE LEFT LOS ANGELES FOR NEW YORK WHERE
HE CONTINUED TO WRITE SONGS AS WELL AS ADVOCATE
FOR THE WORKING MAN AND CELEBRATE THE
FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF AMERICA.
59 SECOND VIDEO:
Sunday October 17th 2021

Old KFVD Building

Building where KFVD radio station was
338 S. Western Ave
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The property is 101 years old

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Woody Guthrie Square