Long Beach Earthquake Damage – 1933

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Long Beach earthquake 1933

A smashed DeSoto on Main Street in Compton caused by the Long Beach earthquake on March 10, 1933. The quake had a magnitude of 6.4. Over 100 people lost their lives in the disaster. Here are more photos taken in the quake’s aftermath. Damage on Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park.   The U.S. Navy arrives in Long […]


Los Angeles – Southern California photos – 1900 – 1909

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McKinley visit 1901 Main Street

Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. The photo was taken on May 8, 1901, the day U.S. President William McKinley visited Los Angeles.   The Los Angeles High School football team, circa 1899-1900. According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school occasionally played colleges and universities to fill its season. […]