The History of Los Angeles Meetup Group was created for people who are interested in learning & exploring the city's rich history. Yes! Los Angeles does have a full, and complicated history. It should...indigenous people lived in the area for thousands of years before the Los Angeles was founded, and than it existed under the government of 3 different nations, Spain, Mexico, and the U.S. -in fact, all 3 nations are even included in the city's official seal. The Meetups include tours, special events, book discussions, films, lectures, or any other events around town involving the history of L.A. We look forward to seeing you soon.