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Long Beach Area History: Responses to Subsidence and the Tidelands Controversy
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In the late 1930s, oil was discovered under Long Beach harbor. Its production helped Long Beach recover from the Depression and provided revenue to support expansion and modernization of the harbor as well as enriching individuals who owned land in the area. As a result when land near the oil field began to sink,...
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Long Beach Area History: Petroleum Entrepreneurs
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The development of southern California oil fields in the 1920s attracted people from all over the country who were hoping to strike it rich. Although most of them didn't, some became successful by supplying equipment to drillers, buying and selling petroleum products and drilling wells for speculators.
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Women's History: Chicana Feminists
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Chicana feminists in Southern California engaged in a range of groups and activities, both on college campuses and in their communities - often both. Regardless of the specifics of their politics or focus, most were initially politicized in the Chicano movement of the late 1960s
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Labor History: Oil Workers
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The discovery of oil on Signal Hill, north of Long Beach in 1921, was part of an oil boom that opened up new job opportunities throughout southern California in both oil fields and refineries. Because the work was dirty and often dangerous, both oil well drilling and refining paid premium wages.
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Long Beach Area History: Community Builders
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Long Beach is a large and diverse community. It has a large urban university, an international port, tourist serving hotels and a convention center, water sports and recreation petroleum production and refining facilities, aerospace and other manufacturing and industrial plants as well as commercial offices and re...
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Long Beach Area History: Signal Hill
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Oil was discovered on Signal Hill, north of the City of Long Beach, in 1921. Soon more wells were brought it and the field spread into the City. As more people moved into the area to work on the wells and the developments that followed them, people in pre-existing neighborhoods worried that the field's spread migh...
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Long Beach Area History: Terminal Island Issei/Nisei
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When the Los Angeles Terminal Railroad connected the city to the coastal communities of Long Beach and San Pedro in the 1890s, Rattlesnake Island, the narrow strip of land in the channel across from San Pedro became linked to Los Angeles and was renamed Terminal Island. A lively recreational area known as Brighton...
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Long Beach Area History: The Development of California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
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South Los Angeles-Orange County State College opened in a Long Beach apartment building in 1949. It was planned to serve the expanding suburbs in the area. First, however, it trained teachers for the schools in those suburbs even as it moved to a permanent campus and began to occupy permanent buildings. As its fac...
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Christine Scillens
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Christine Scillens is a Teton Sioux woman who joined the Army Nurses Corps during WWII. She was active in the American Indian Movement and the American Indian Studies program at CSULB.
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Michael (Mike) Shigeru Yasutake
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Mike Yasutake was born in Long Beach, California and his family moved to the Gardena/Torrance area when he was 4. Later, in January 1941, Yasutake was drafted into the US Army and served during WWII as a translator and instructor with the Military Intelligence Service. He was involved in combat and intelligence mi...
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