VARRIO FROG TOWN RIFA
Thee FROG TOWN neighborhood was born in the early part of the 1900's. This old barrio lays tucked in-between Elysian Hills and North East L.A.
The area was oldenly known as LITTLE RIVER VALLEY because this area is like a small valley wedged in right next to the LA River, in-between the Glendale Narrows (Verdugo) Wash and its tributary the Arroyo Seco; jammed up against the Elysian Hills, hence the reason why back in history, the place was also referred to as "Elysian Valley."
This area because of the thick vegetation growth along the wandering river bed and its river banks, allowed for a large gnat and insect infestation which in turn, sustained the growth of a sizable Frog population. During those early decades along this River Side community one could hear the sounds of Bullfrogs singing all through out the nights. These nightly serenades of the Bullfrogs gave rise to the moniker for the area <~ baptized with by the Mexican gente who lived right there around this pantano marsh locality.
The Frog Town ganga that sprang up in this area in the early 1930's was, has been, and remains a very close tight-knit varrio. Frog Town Rifa is from the old list of City of Angels varrios keeping it going -small but strong- still representing on the calles!
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