www.legendsofamerica.com – Santa Monica, California – End of Route 66 – Legends of America

Santa Monica, California – History of the town at the end of the Mother Road

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Opportunities Ghosts Mysteries Folklore Superstition Stories Monsters Strange Creatures Witchcraft General Store Americana Books Magazines CD DVD Digital Downloads Personalized Products Postcards Posters Wall Art T-Shirts Photo Shop Places Videos Much nbsp ends first white man set foot what would one day become was Gaspar de Portol his men who were exploring area On August party camped near present-day Wilshire Boulevard Before long began be filled large Ranchos held by prominent wealthy families In Nevada Senator John P Jones decided develop a city purchased almost acres next year he sell lots founded on site original Don Francisco Sepulveda land grant Two stories attest how town named indicating honor feast second tale states that dripping spring reminded early residents Saint tears voted incorporate hall housed modest brick building which later became saloon Today continues stand as part Hostel parcel southwestern section W D Vawter subdivision coastal strip portion then acquired Abbot Kinney Ocean Park It amusement park residential project A race track golf course soon built Later went focus south end property made into Venice now When Southern Pacific arrived at Los Angeles controversy erupted over where locate seaport railroad preferred while others advocated San Pedro Bay Long Wharf north accommodating ships dubbed Port However known selected US Congress other owners disappointed selection however it allowed maintain its scenic charm rail line down Canyon sold Electric use from Amusement piers enormously popular decades century extensive easily transported beaches across Greater Competing pier commissioned ever-larger roller coaster rides Eventually there five alone several more coast most notably Abbott Pier is last remaining bay Donald Douglas Aircraft Company plant Another following Clover Field Airport years Four Douglas-built planes took off attempt aerial circumnavigation world back after having covered miles days greeted their return September crowd generously estimated McDonnell kept facilities until nationwide prosperity felt population increased decade Downtown saw construction boom many important buildings going up such Henshey Department destroyed Criterion Theater Elegant resorts opened including Miramar Hotel Club Casa del Mar Stiles O Clements designed art deco City Building -story skyscraper topped huge four-faced clock finished La Ballroom capable holding dancers square major storm ballroom necessitating repairs hosted national radio television broadcasts networks before turned skating rink largest if not entire state entertained thousands skaters suffering so much structural damage had torn Comedian Will Rogers bought substantial ranch Among improvements polo field played friends Spencer Tracy Walt Disney Robert Montgomery Upon untimely death discovered deeded public State Beach corruption infected along neighboring Beginning gambling started anchoring just beyond -mile limit Water taxis ferried patrons ship Rex launched gamblers time red flag anti-gambling interests After Attorney Earl Warren got court order shut nuisance crew initially fought police using water cannons brandishing submachine guns engine-less surrendered nine newspapers called Battle Its owner Tony Cornero build Stardust casino Las Vegas -seat Civic Auditorium international style Welton Becket From Academy Motion Picture Arts Sciences annual Oscar awards ceremony Since late auditorium has been trade conventions than performances While temporarily eclipsed competitor Disneyland attendance plummeted foreclosed taxes sat empty rotting an unattractive attractive finally removed closed depriving employer passed redeveloped office Museum Flying same another revitalized downtown core increasing tourism resort-like attractions present themselves complete beautiful sunrises sunsets addition quaint district provides number interesting shops boutiques well old theaters museums Kathy Weiser updated February Also See Golden Main Page 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www.legendsofamerica.com – The Rise and Fall of Cerro Gordo – Legends of America

Cerro Gordo, on the western slope of the Inyo Mountains, was the first major silver strike in Owens Valley, and one of California's best ghost towns.

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store soon acquired several claims settle unpaid debts He then built two modern smelters continued acquiring rights from debtors until owned majority richest most productive mines which eventually partial interest Union Mine Working another businessman Mortimer Belshaw arrived establishing partnership stakeholder brought wagon load Los Angeles Later would build superior smelter as well road up Known Yellow Road extracted tolls use able control shipments over property ultimately turned it into largest producer lead yielding ores that assayed least high per ton erected one Lake rival town Swansea Contributing commercial success fact excellent works water wood abundant good fire-clay available because wide variety district necessary fluxes obtainable Productive historic later Extension Estelle Silver Reef Santa Rosa today courtesy Wikipedia Mule teams transported ore away necessitating high-class bullion order make profit few years did trains huge freight wagons delivered much News February stated To city trade is invaluable now mainly due It cord binds our present existence Should be unfortunately severed we inevitably collapse suffered series setbacks shutdown furnaces These problems resulted scarcity lasted months temporary drying supply Making matters worse slowdown production litigation initiated ownership lode This matter finally settled January Consolidated Company created preparations full-scale revival not destined last late appeared played A fire raged through some buildings shaft final straw closed following more lethal blow dealt falling prices effectively ending era But end revived Panamint region hope seen many old purchased Western Ore Purchasing Reduction envisioned building -ton custom work also process left dumps earlier considered too low grade technological methods could worked profitably high-grade zinc found stopes begun CNBC whose consisted tunnels shafts aerial tramway connecting narrow-gauge Southern Pacific absorbed Carson Colorado Utah 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