#933:  Site of Llano Del Rio Cooperative Colony

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North of State Hwy 138 between 165th St. and 172nd St. (P.M. 64.1), Llano





No Plaque



From the Guidebook:

This was the site of the most important non-religious Utopian experiment in western American history. Its founder, Job Harriman, was Eugene Debs' running mate in the presidential election of 1900. In subsequent years, Harriman became an influential socialist leader and in 1911 was almost elected mayor of Los Angeles. At its height in 1916, the colony contained a thousand members and was a flourishing communitarian experiment dedicated to the principal of cooperation rather than competition.

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