Our city of Lynwood celebrates its 97th birthday today (Monday July 16). The city was incorporated in 1921 and if you are wondering where the city’s name comes from we are named for the wife of a prominent local dairyman, Charles Sessions. Her name was Lynn Wood Sessions.
It’s hard to imagine that our city was once all farmland but like much of Southern California it was just that
Now it is anything but that as we’ve grown to about 80,000 residents here in South East Los Angeles County. We remember with great pride that Lynwood earned the title “All-America City” in 2010 from the National Civic League.
The future is bright!
“Our city is 97 years young and has changed quite a bit over the years. We know and believe our best years are ahead of us,” said Mayor Jose Solache. “The coming year promises to be a good one for our city as we accelerate the repair of our streets and we work to beautify our parks.”
If you are planning ahead, circle your calendar for July 16, 2021. We will turn 100 then and a big celebration is already being planned.