Iconic Locales

Long Beach photos

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Long Beach

This turn of the 20th Century postcard is confusing because it claims that Long Beach, California, had the longest beach on the Pacific Coast. However, Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State is considered the longest beach in the United States (some say the world, though this claim is disputed). If that isn’t confusing enough, several […]

History

Venice Beach Photos – Snapshot History

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The Dance Hall on the Abbot Kinney Pier at Venice Beach in 1910.   A camel ride in 1908. (LAPL)   Between 1904 and 1925, 14 roller-coasters were built around the beaches of Venice and Ocean Park (many of them replacements for the older ones). In 1910, The L.A. Thompson Company built a large roller […]