Chapter

To Santa Catalina Island

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/9780520268838.003.0030
To Santa Catalina Island

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This chapter describes a tour to Santa Catalina Island. Santa Catalina, 21 miles long by three-quarters to eight miles wide, is the second largest of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. A rugged mountain chain, culminating in Mount Orizaba and Mount Black Jack, extends the length of the island, with canyons and spurs running down to the sea. At present the 48,438-acre island is a privately owned and exploited pleasure resort. Its metropolis, Avalon, on the eastern end of the leeward side, is an incorporated city with its own municipal government and public schools, and numerous hotels, apartment houses, bungalow courts and cottages. An elaborate casino and other recreational facilities and means of entertainment are in or near the town.

Keywords: resorts; Avalon; casino; recreational facilities

Chapter.  6454 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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