Long Beach, California, USA - Pavilion and Pier, Long Beach, California
Long Beach, California, USA

Pavilion and Pier, Long Beach, California
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Hilton Hotel on the beach Long Beach, Calif.
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Long Beach, California, USA - A Southern California Oil Field
Signal Hill, Long Beach
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A Southern California Oil Field
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Long Beach, California, USA
People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Long Beach, California, USA? 

Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA

In 1784 the Spanish Empire's King Carlos III granted Rancho Los Nietos to Spanish soldier Manuel Nieto. The Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos were divided from this territory.

In 1843 Jonathan Temple bought Rancho Los Cerritos, having arrived in California in 1827 from New England.

In 1880, Jotham Bixby sold 4,000 acres of the Rancho Los Cerritos to William E. Willmore, who subdivided it in hopes of creating a farm community, Willmore City. He failed and was bought out by a Los Angeles syndicate that called itself the "Long Beach Land and Water Company." They changed the name of the community to Long Beach, at that time. The City of Long Beach was officially incorporated in 1897.wikipedia


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News  1909 - Baby Incubator Kills Child.
A baby incubator proved fatal to the two-months-old infant of Richard De Spain, a young inventor of Long Beach, Cal. Soon after the baby had been placed in the incubator a cork blew out of a hot water bottle and the baby was scalded to death.
Adams County News
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
May 22, 1909
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News  1912 - NOTED BIRDMAN LOSES LIFE AT AVIATION MEET. AVIATOR CALBRAITH P. RODGERS, OF TRANSCONTINENTAL FAME, WAS DASHED INTO WATER YESTERDAY AT LONG BEACH. WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE "THE DIP".
BIPLANE CARRIED UNFORTUNATE MAN BENEATH THE WATER IN PRESENCE OF MANY THOUSAND PEOPLE.

Long Beach, April 3. - Aviator CALBRAITH PERRY RODGERS was killed here this afternoon, while attempting to make the "dip" in his biplane. The machine, instead of answering to the control at the proper moment,...Read MORE...



News  1913 - 400 FALL AS PIER CRASHES; 33 DIE. CALIFORNIA CROWD PLUNGES FORTY FEET TO GROUND AS BEACH STRUCTURE COLLAPSES. 200 PERSONS ARE INJURED.
THRONG OF 25,000 THROWN INTO WILD PANIC AFTER DISASTER NEAR LOS ANGELES.

MOST OF VICTIMS WOMEN.

Tragedy Occurs at Celebration of "Empire Day" In Honor of Queen Victoria's Anniversary.

Special to The New York Times.
Long Beach, Cal., May 24 - While 10,000 persons were massed on a...Read MORE...



1916
Longbeach, a banking city and summer-resort of Los Angeles co., Cal., on the Pacific coast, 20 miles S. of Los Angeles, on the Southern Pacific and the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Rs. Pop. in 1900, 2252.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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News  1931 - Oil Blast Kills Three
LONG BEACH, Cal., March 1 (AP) - Three oil workers were dead Sunday victims of an oil well gas explosion in the Signal Hill district. The dead were E. H. and H. H. Hanley, brothers, and H. S. Clark.

Dallas Morning News
Dallas, Texas
March 2, 1931
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News  1933 - March 10 - Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
1933: A 6.4 earthquake killed 120 people and caused $50 million in damages, Long Beach, California. (The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com)


2,000 HURT, PROPERTY LOSS UP TO 35 MILLION.
LONG BEACH IS HARDEST HIT BY SERIES OF 23 SEVERE SHOCKS.
NIGHT OF TERROR IN LOS ANGELES.
RELIEF...Read MORE...



News  1933 - 7 Are Dead, 19 Missing In Refinery Explosion In Signal Hills Field
Blast Rocks Long Beach, Previous Sufferer From Earthquake, and Is Felt 30 Miles Away.

LONG BEACH, Cal., June 2 (AP). - Seven persons were burned to death, nineteen were treated at hospitals for injuries and ten others are missing following a terrific explosion Friday in the Meader absorption...Read MORE...



1947 - November 2 - In Long Beach, California, the designer and airplane pilot Howard Hughes carries out the one and only flight of the Hughes H - 1 Hercules seaplane,
the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built and flown. This flight only lasted eight minutes.
www.wikipedia.org
November 2, 1947
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January 10, 1949 - Long Beach received one inch of snow.

WeatherForYou.com
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


O'Kelly
America/USA  William Leslie O'Kelly (1912, Long Beach, California, USA - 1995, Sacramento, California, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Dion
America/USA  John Layfayette Dion (13 April 1859, Girard, Branch, Michigan, USA - 26 January 1955, Long Beach, California, USA)

Hinshaw
America/USA  William Henry Hinshaw (6 November 1853, Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, USA - 5 April 1924, Long Beach, California, USA)

Hood
America/USA  Elizabeth Hood (4 October 1855, Benton Co., Missouri, USA - 17 January 1930, Long Beach, California, USA)

Mc Nair
  Lottie Mc Nair (October 12, 1890, Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Kansas - April 15, 1956, Long Beach, California, USA)

Moon
America/USA  Charlotte Lucretia "Lottie" Moon (20 July 1856, Vernon, Missouri, USA - 11 April 1917, Long Beach, California, USA) gravestone

Moulton
 America/USA  Everts Moulton (14 June 1898, Alton, Illinois, USA - 28 October 1982, Long Beach, California, USA) gravestone

Oldham
America/USA  Clifton Oldham (January 1843, Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, USA - 28 December 1919, Long Beach, California, USA)
America/USA  Nancy Oldham (21 November 1868, , Kentucky, USA - 5 July 1965, Long Beach, California, USA)

Wright
  Frances Elizabeth Wright (February 18, 1920, Clare more, Rogers, Oklahoma,USA - April 16, 2003, Long Beach, California, USA)
America/USA  Richard Franklin Wright (October 27, 1885, Fredonia, Kansas, USA - August 10, 1956, Long Beach, California, USA)
 


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