By Geraldine Knatz

ISBN-10: 1467131296

ISBN-13: 9781467131292

Evolving from a 27,000-acre rancho, to a colony of farmers, after which to a local subdivision, lengthy Beach's Los Cerritos is the tale of a fiercely self sustaining group proven sooner than William Willmore's imaginative and prescient of a urban of lengthy seashore took carry. existence established round the old Rancho Los Cerritos through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as John Temple's farm animals ranching used to be changed by means of Jotham Bixby's sheep ranching and tenant farming operations. Jotham Bixby bought off land for small farms to create the Cerritos Colony, and extra subdivided land to create the Los Cerritos local. Invaded by way of oil drilling rigs after the invention of oil in within sight sign Hill, fires and noise prompted the citizens to escape. Los Cerritos declined yet rebounded within the Thirties, aided via the presence of the Virginia County membership, stately houses designed by way of world-renowned architects, and the recovery of the old rancho adobe through the Bixby relatives.

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