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Long Beach and Signal Hill

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0020
Long Beach and Signal Hill

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Long Beach, a seaside resort, a busy harbor, home port for some 40,000 officers and men of the U.S. Navy, and one of the world's great oil centers, stretches for eight miles along San Pedro Bay. The fifth largest of California's cities, it lies 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Signal Hill, a small independent municipality, economically a part of Long Beach, occupies the hill down which Don Juan Temple and Don Abel Stearns once started their horses in races to the shore and back again. Streets and roads wind through a forest of oil derricks, with here and there a cluster of cottages near grimy palm trees. This chapter describes points of interest in Long Beach and Signal Hill. It also provides visitor information on various aspects of staying in the area.

Keywords: port; harbor; Los Angeles; municipality

Chapter.  6813 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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