Historic Tales from Palos Verdes and the South Bay

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Palos Verdes and the South Bay's dramatic beauty is mirrored by a dramatic history. Feuding over claims to the Rancho San Pedro continued for seventy-three years. The Vanderlip family's forty-year development of the Palos Verdes Peninsula resulted in one of California's wealthiest and most well-kept enclaves of coastal cities. Marineland of the Pacific on the Peninsula's end was one of the West Coast's more popular tourism draws before its controversial closing. But that's only the beginning. In this exciting compilation of articles, authors Bruce and Maureen Megowan reveal some of the intriguing secrets and little-known facts nestled within the hills, valleys and nearby cities of this beautiful area. Discover some of the fascinating stories about the development of the South Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula.
ISBN: 9781626196070
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 81
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bruce has been in the commercial and residential real estate business since 1972. He is a 1972 University of Southern California graduate with a BS in accounting and spent nine years as a CPA with Touche Ross & Co. serving real estate clients. He earned an MBA in real estate finance, also from USC, and became a licensed real estate broker. For the next twenty years, Bruce served as a senior executive for several large real estate development companies and pension fund realty advisors. A Realtor since 2003, former fashion designer Maureen Megowan has a BS in clothing and textiles from California State University, Chico, as well as a degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Megowan is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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