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ID: 7013905
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Long Beach (inhabited place)  Long Beach (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 46 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.7667  decimal degrees
Long: 118 11 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -118.1833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on San Pedro Bay; part of Rancho Nieto (1874) & later Ranchos Los Alamitos & Cerritos; laid out in 1881; damaged by earthquake 1933; industrial growth expanded after WW II; site of ocean liner, the Queen Mary, & formerly of airplane, Spruce Goose.

Names:
Long Beach (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1888
Willimore City (H,V)  ............ from 1881 until renamed after the city's 8 1/2 mile beach in 1888

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Los Angeles (county)  ................  Los Angeles (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Long Beach (inhabited place)  ....................  Long Beach (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled on the site of an Amerindian trading camp in late 19th cen.
city (C)  ............  first incorporated in 1888 & reincorporated in 1897
port (C)
industrial center (C)
petroleum refining center (C)  ............  since the discovery of oil in 1921
manufacturing center (C)
tourist center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Long Beach..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 463
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6051040
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Willimore City..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 463
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 463
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6051040
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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