Long Beach's Los Cerritos (Images of America)

Long Beach's Los Cerritos (Images of America)

Geraldine Knatz


Evolving from a 27,000-acre rancho, to a colony of farmers, after which to an area subdivision, lengthy Beachs Los Cerritos is the tale of a fiercely self sustaining neighborhood proven ahead of William Willmores imaginative and prescient of a urban of lengthy seashore took carry. lifestyles based round the old Rancho Los Cerritos through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as John Temples livestock ranching used to be changed via Jotham Bixbys sheep ranching and tenant farming operations. Jotham Bixby bought off land for small farms to create the Cerritos Colony, and additional subdivided land to create the Los Cerritos local. Invaded via oil drilling rigs after the invention of oil in within sight sign Hill, fires and noise triggered the citizens to escape. Los Cerritos declined yet rebounded within the Nineteen Thirties, aided by means of the presence of the Virginia County membership, stately houses designed through world-renowned architects, and the recovery of the historical rancho adobe through the Bixby kinfolk.

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