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Term: Long Beach

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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.BGN 1931 ranked 37th by population in the 1980 census

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American, 1914 - 1978
American, 1926 - 2018