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Do You Know Why Dodger Stadium Called Chavez Ravine?

Do You Know Why Dodger Stadium Called Chavez Ravine?

Chavez RavineChavez Ravine is located in an area of Los Angeles California called Sulphur Canyon and plays home to one of the most famous baseball parks in the county Dodger Stadium. It is called Chavez Ravine because it is named after Julian Chavez who was a Los Angeles city councilman in the 19th century. In 1844 Julian Chavez purchased a plot of land in the Elysian Park area and over time expanded it to roughly 318 acres. Before becoming Chavez Ravine, the area was called “Cemetery Ravine,” after old Calvary which is a Roman Catholic cemetery located in Los Angeles and is now known as the New Calvary Cemetery.

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