Long Beach California History
The area of Long Beach today has been inhabited by several successive cultures, and people have inhabited it for tens of thousands of years. According to the US Geological Survey, indigenous peoples have lived in the area for at least 2000 years. For centuries, the Long Beach site was home to different cultures. Huge picnics for migrants from across the state were a popular annual event in Long Island City, Long Bay and the rest of California until the 1960s.
The start of World War II changed Long Beach, like much of the country, but especially Southern California. The economy suffered a blow, leading to a sharp fall in the number of jobs and the loss of many jobs in the course of the war effort.
The Long Beach coast was built in the late 1970s and early 1980s, followed shortly thereafter by the development of a new waterfront park and beach development. The historic highway that ends at the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Boulevard in the heart of downtown Long Beach.
The southern end of the Long Beach Freeway, which connects Long Beach with Terminal Island at the Gerald Desmond Bridge. The southern terminus on Ocean Boulevard and Main Street provides access to the beach and city park and beach development.
Long Beach is also far from an island world; the port of Long Beach has the second busiest seaport in the United States, meaning it is the main artery connecting L.A. to the rest of the world. With a population of more than 1.5 million, it is second only to Los Angeles in population and economic activity, with an annual gross domestic product (GDP) of $4.2 billion.
In the southern part of Long Beach, the Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) runs along an east-south route, and the San Diego Freeway (I-110) runs east along the southern border of the city with Los Angeles County. The beach of Southeast Long is served by the Los Alamitos Freeways, which flow into the Long Island Expressway (the main L.A. County freeway) at the long-distance bridge over the Santa Ana River. Along with the Harbor Freeway and I / 110 to the west, the New York State Highway System (NYSHS) and Interstate 110, it is the main route for trucks transporting goods between the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and also the main route to and from the ports of San Francisco.
East of Long Beach is Seal Beach, and a hiking trail runs along the shores of the Santa Ana River and the San Gabriel River. The trail is used by the Pacific Coast Trail, the longest running trail in the United States.
Belmont Heights is located north of Long Beach. It was annexed to Long Beach in 1909 and incorporated into the city after the annexation of Long Beach. North of Long Beach is North Long Beach, famous for being the first public swimming pool in the USA and the only one in California. In 1938, construction of a new town hall and public library in North Beach was completed. South of the North Beach, Belmonte Heights was incorporated into the city in 1908 after being connected to long beaches in 1910.
The Los Alamitos Rancho Los Cerritos Company, a company selected to manage the ranchos in Los Cerritos, was founded in 1906 as part of a group to buy the ranchos of Los Alamitsos and introduce new farming practices in the Port of Long Beach area.
When the Los Angeles Dock and Terminal Company bought what eventually became the Inner Harbor of the Port of Long Beach, they began to develop Long Beach Harbor.
The land of the Port of Long Beach was later divided between the Los Angeles Dock and Terminal Company and the City of L.A. The area, now called Long Beach, was first settled in the late 19th century as part of a massive Spanish land grant that included much of the San Fernando Valley and parts of Southern California. This time, the old Spanish country scholarship was divided among his descendants, with the majority of them encompassing the cities of San Diego, San Bernardino County, and San Francisco County. At the beginning of the 20th century it was again settled, this time by the descendants of John F. Kennedy and his family.
The State of California granted tidal land to the Port of Long Beach and determined that its tidal revenue should be used to build the Santa Fe, Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in the San Fernando Valley. In 1994, it signed an operating agreement with the Los Angeles Dock and Terminal Company to operate 32 kilometers of rail, truck and expressway through the port and transcontinental railyards in and around Los Angeles, as well as 32 kilometers of rail and truck expressways.