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City Of Norwalk, CA

 

Norwalk is a city located in Los Angeles County, 17 Miles to the southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. With a population north of 106,000 people, its is the 58th most populous city in California. Norwalk was incorporated in 1957.

 

Being a contract city, it is served by the Los Angeles sheriff’s department. The Norwalk sheriff provides service to neighboring cities as well, such as La Mirada and South Whittier. The station employs 206 sworn officers.

 

Before the year 1900, the city was mainly divided into acres of undeveloped land, which started to change after railroads were built in Norwalk. The railway station brought live to Norwalk. With the early beginnings of the 19th century, Norwalk was considered a dairy center. Most of the 50 families resided in Norwalk worked in the farming and dairy industries. It was also home to some of the largest sugar beet farms in Southern California then.

 

In February 1958, a military aircraft and a U.S Navy bomber crashed together over Norwalk, resulting in the death of 47 servicemen and a 23 year old female civilian. The location of the crash is a known mini mall at the corner of Pioneer Blvd and Firestone Blvd.The Hispanic population increased rapidly in Norwalk in the 1950s as the city became more and more residential.

 

Located at 12426 Mapledale, The Hargitt house built in 1891 by the D.D. Johnson family. A Victorian Eastlake style home, now a museum, was donated to the people of Norwalk. It welcomes visitors twice a month on the first and third Saturday. The museum is open from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm, for more info please contact Sunrise Bail Bonds.