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It is also home to headquarters for corporations including Epson America, Molina Healthcare, and SCAN Health Plan.
Long Beach has grown with the development of high-technology and aerospace industries in the area.
1 well, made Long Beach a major oil producer; in the 1920s the field was the most productive in the world.
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 was a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that caused significant damage to the city and surrounding areas, killing a total of 120 people.
Images from top, left to right: Long Beach skyline from Bluff Park, RMS Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific Blue Cavern exhibit, Hanjin Terminal at Port of Long Beach, Villa Riviera, Metro Blue Line, Long Beach Lighthouse Long Beach is a city situated in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States.
The city is the 36th-largest city in the nation and the seventh-largest in California. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city within Greater Los Angeles and a principal city of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.
Indigenous peoples have lived in coastal southern California for at least ten thousand years.
Over the centuries, several successive cultures inhabited the present-day area of Long Beach.
Along with other Tongva villages, they were forced to relocate in the mid-19th century due to missionization, political change, and a drastic drop in population from exposure to European diseases.To manage Rancho Los Cerritos, the company selected Lewellyn's brother Jotham Bixby, the "Father of Long Beach". The Rancho Los Alamitos property was split up, with Hellman getting the southern third, Jotham and Lewellyn the northern third, and J. When Jotham Bixby died in 1916, the remaining 3,500 acres (14 km The Pike was the most famous beachside amusement zone on the West Coast from 1902 until 1969, it offered bathers food, games and rides, such at the Dual Ferris Wheel and Cyclone Racer' roller coaster.Three years later Bixby bought into the property and would later form the Bixby Land Company. Hellman, Lewellyn and Jotham Bixby, and him, to purchase the rancho. Bixby named the streets and laid out the parks of his new city. Gradually the oil industry, Navy shipyard and facilities and port became the mainstays of the city.Both Temple and his ranch house played important local roles in the Mexican-American War.