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What city/area is Dickens really in the LA area?

Created: 01/25/17

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Posted Jan. 25, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
vickys

Join Date: 04/21/11

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What city/area is Dickens really in the LA area?

I live in a suburb of Los Angeles and am familiar with many of the cities, landmarks and streets mentioned in the book. I think the area is Compton. Any thoughts?
On a side note a near by city changed Compton Ave to another name when running through its city due to bab connotations - like Dickens disappearing.


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millerw

Join Date: 11/30/16

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RE: What city/area is Dickens really in the LA area?

I did a little research and it appears that Dickens is based on Richland Farms in Compton,CA. It definitely pulls the farm life in with the inner city like it is with Dickens.


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caroln

Join Date: 04/14/11

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RE: What city/area is Dickens really in the LA area?

Agree with millers according to what I could determine Dickens is based on the farm life within the inner city and that points to Richland Farms Compton


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