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San Pedro, California Historical Markers

 
'Jacobs Ladder', centerpiece, American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
'Jacobs Ladder', centerpiece, American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
Panel 1: American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial The United States Merchant Marine has faithfully served our country in times of war and peace, hauling life and cargo to every corner of the world. This memorial is . . . — Map (db m67059) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
American Merchant Marine Veterans Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Dedication: National Maritime Day, May 22, 2003 [List of state and local government officials] Gene Frank Construction, Builder Randall B. Montgomery, Engraver . . . — Map (db m50928) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Anna Lee Fisher - Astronaut — Los Angeles Maritime Museum
San Pedro’s First Woman in Space Aboard Space Shuttle Discovery Nov. 8, 1984 Presented by an Admiring Community Dec. 11, 1984 — Map (db m52529) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site"Home of the Fort MacArthur Museum" — Battle Honors, Third Coast Artillery
Battle Honors Third Coast Artillery War of 1812 Fort Nelson, VA. - June 22, 1813 Fort Oswego, NY. - May 5-6, 1814 Mexican War Palo Alto - May 8. 1846 Resaca de la Palma - May 9, 1846 Monterey (sic) - Sept. 21-23, . . . — Map (db m81750) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 920 — Casa de San PedroHide House Site
The first known commercial structure on the shore of San Pedro Bay was built here in 1823 by the trading firm of McCulloch & Hartnell to store cattle hides from the San Gabriel and San Fernando Missions. Richard Henry Dana described this adobe hide . . . — Map (db m127026) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Fishing Industry Memorial1883-1999
In 1892 Southern California Fish Corp. was the first cannery in Los Angeles Harbor. In 1903 a technique of preparing and canning was developed to can sardines, mackerel, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and albacore. In 1912 the first fresh fish market . . . — Map (db m85153) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Fort MacArthur / 500 Varas Square Historic DistrictPort of Los Angeles
Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, exploring for Spain, discovered Alta California and named San Pedro Bay, “Bahia de los Fumos” (Bay of Smokes), October 1542. The smoke on the Bay shore came from the native Suang-Na Indian Fires. Sebastian . . . — Map (db m127129) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Friendship Bell — Korean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion, Angels Gate Park
The friendship bell, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was presented as a gift from the people of the Republic of Korea to the people of the United States of America on the occasion of the American Bicentennial Jubilee to further the friendship and . . . — Map (db m51064) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Harry Bridges MemorialILWU
Panel 1: Harry Bridges 1901 – 1990 Founder of the ILWU Panel 2: Harry Bridges was an Australian seaman who came ashore and started longshoring in San Francisco in 1922. Unsafe working conditions, corrupt . . . — Map (db m72148) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 1021 — Liberty Hill
In 1923 the Marine Transport Industrial Workers Union 510, a branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), called a strike that immobilized 90 ships here in San Pedro. The Union protested low wages, bad working conditions, and imprisonment of . . . — Map (db m42107) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 146 — Municipal Ferry Building - Maritime Museum
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California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Point Fermin Light House
Panel 1: Point Fermin Light House Dedicated by Stephen M. White and Rudecinda Parlors Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West San Pedro, California May 2, 1940 - Built 1874 Panel 2: Point Fermin . . . — Map (db m51006) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Portuguese Bend
The Palos Verdes Peninsula is an up lifted block of land forced out of the sea at a rate of about 0.4 millimeters per year over the last 2 million years. Once an island, the peninsula is encircled by thirteen wave cut terraces. These broad "benches" . . . — Map (db m42124) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — S.S. Lane Victory — Port of Los Angeles
Panel 1: 1945: March: Lane Victory is named for the former slave, Isaac Lane, founder of Lane College, in Jackson, Tennessee. The Victory Ship was one of a class of cargo ships designed and built during World War II by the . . . — Map (db m131429) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 894 — S.S. Catalina
Commonly referred to as the Great White Steamer, the ship was specially built by William Wrigley to serve his Catalina Island as a passenger ferry. She was christened on May 23, 1924. During World War II, she was requisitioned for use as a troop . . . — Map (db m113426) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Santa Catalina Island
Located approximately 20 miles from the mainland, Santa Catalina Island rises 2000 feet above sea level, approximately 500 feet higher than the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The island is over 20 miles long, making it the longest of the eight California . . . — Map (db m129437) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Stephen M. White1853 – 1901
Stephen M. White was elected Los Angeles County District Attorney in 1882, State Senator in 1886 and United States Senator in 1893. During his term in the United States Senate, Senator White’s most notable accomplishment was his successful . . . — Map (db m52155) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Terminal Island Japanese Memorial
Panel 1: Terminal Island Memorial From the early 1900s until World War II, the fishing village of "Fish Harbor" on Terminal Island was a thriving community of 3,000 people – primarily Japanese immigrants and their U.S.-born . . . — Map (db m72145) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 98001633 — The Warner Grand Theatre
Opened as the Warner Brothers Theatre on January 20, 1931, it was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca and interior designer Anthony B. Heinsbergen and was the first sound-equipped theater in the South Bay. Jack Warner called it "The castle of . . . — Map (db m81922) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 384 — Timms' Point and Landing
In 1852 German immigrant Augustus W. Timms obtained Sepulveda's Landing on the mudflats near here. He built a wharf, added a warehouse, corral and other facilities to service shipping and running of stages to Los Angeles. Timms was a pioneer in the . . . — Map (db m50976) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — U.S.S. Los AngelesNon sibi sed patriae ("Not for Self but for Country") — L. A. Maritime Museum
Seal of the U.S.S. Los Angeles: 1945 - 1977 U.S.S. Los Angeles Naval Monument Heavy Cruiser CA-135 To the personnel and ships of the United States Navy Anchors - loan United States Navy Mainmast & mooring bitts - donated . . . — Map (db m71839) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — USS Iowa (BB-61)Turret 2 Explosion
Panel 1: On April 19, 1989, a powder explosion occurred in Turret 2 while IOWA was conducting peace-time gunnery drills off the island of Viesques, Puerto Rico. Preparing to fire, the center gun's powder bags exploded before the breech . . . — Map (db m70263) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — World War II Memorial: Propeller from Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra CA-70/CAG-2Dedicated to the Gallant Men and Ships of the United States Navy
This exhibit made possible by the following firms and individuals: Propeller donated State of California, Dep't. of Education - pedestal design, Robert Blake - structural engineering, Moffatt & Nichol - pedestal steel from Todd Pacific Shipyards . . . — Map (db m71833) WM

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