Long Beach Chronicles: From Pioneers to the 1933 Earthquake

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Incorporated in 1888, Long Beach was the nation's fastest-growing city for much of the early twentieth century. Tim Grobaty, columnist for two decades for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, looks back at the major events and compelling personalities that shaped the city's formative years. Early settlers such as William Willmore, Charles Rivers Drake and the Bixby family are brought into sharp focus as Grobaty recounts the city's defining moments. From the naming of city streets to early local newspaper wars, and culminating with the devastating earthquake of 1933, Long Beach Chronicles presents a fascinating collection of tales from the city's provocative past.
ISBN: 9781609495480
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 55
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tim Grobaty, a Long Beach native and resident, has been a reporter and columnist for the Long Beach Press-Telegram for more than thirty years. He has won numerous awards, including Best Columnist in the Western States in the Best in the West journalism competition in 2009. He is a recipient of the Long Beach Heritage Award for his columns about the city's history, and he is an inductee in the Long Beach City College Hall of Fame. He lives in Long Beach with his wife, Jane, and children, Raymond and Hannah.
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