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The Port of Los Angeles (Images of America)

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The epic of the Port of Los Angeles was initiated more than 150 years ago by a handful of visionaries and entrepreneurs who exploited both fortunate and outrageous circumstances to transform a tidal mudflat into the world's largest man-made harbor. Phineas Banning and archrival Augustus Timms were among the first to realize the potential of the coastal dent on the map called San Pedro Bay in the 1850s. The bay's namesake village expanded from a backwater loading point for raw cattle hides to a deepwater harbor rivaling and eventually surpassing San Francisco as the busiest port on the U.S. Pacific coast, and would later become the nation's largest container port. Political battles in far-off Washington, D.C., economic booms and depressions, world wars, and billions of tons of cargo and material later, the Port of Los Angeles remains America's premier revolving door for trade with markets around the world.

About the Author

Business editor and author Michael D. White collected these vintage photographs from many sources, including the archives of the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Times, as well as his own extensive collection, to relate the story of this world-class superport. Many of these historic and evocative photographs have never before been published.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738556093
Author:
White, Michael D
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
White, Michael D.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Mar
Subject:
Ca
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
History
Subject:
Harbors
Subject:
Harbors -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Subject:
Harbors -- California -- Los Angeles.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Arcadia Publishing
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
9.25x6.56x.34 in. .70 lbs.

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