The Harbor: San Pedro and Wilmington

in Los Angeles in the 1930s

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268838
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948860 | DOI:
The Harbor: San Pedro and Wilmington

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The two harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington, originally known as New San Pedro, were independent cities until 1909 when they were absorbed by Los Angeles, which organized a Harbor District governed by a board of five commissioners, appointed by the mayor. This board manages the municipal port facilities, which comprise 95 per cent of those in the harbor. This chapter describes points of interest in San Pedro and Wilmington. It also provides visitor information.

Keywords: harbor communities; Los Angeles; Harbor District; port facilities

Chapter.  5394 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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