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Queen Mary~The Grey Ghost

I use to come down here during my very young adult life. We use to ride a motorcycles down here all the time back then. That was before kids. How much this area has changed. So much to see and do here. You have to visit.

For centuries the Tongva people lived here until in the sixteenth and the 19th century Spanish explorers arrived bringing missions, but sadley the population dropped being exposed to European diseases. Two Spanish grand rancho's settled here and thrived. In 1843, the Temple family bought Rancho Los Cerritos. In 1866 he sold it to a Sheep Ranch Flint Bixby & Co. It was later sold to the Long Beach Land & Water Company and in 1888 the city was incorporated and barring the name of Long Beach.

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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Although there is so much else to see and do, visiting the Queen Mary would definitely be my focal point! Thanks for sharing great information and photos about this legendary ship!!

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    NIce, the restaurants do look inviting.

  • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Great Long Beach pages and photos!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Excellent Long Beach travel pages. It seems a lot of interesting places to visit and explore in and around Long Beach. We especially like the Rainbow Harbor and Marina and the wonderful Queen Mary tour. Thanks for your virtual tour. ~ho & pang

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Great places to eat in Long Beach. I really liked Parker's Lighthouse. BTW, your photo of the Queen Mary is superb. Must have been taken on a Monday, Friday, or Sunday. The Carnival cruise ship is on the left port. Many a time I have left that port for Mexico. :-)

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    What an excellent page and lovely photos :)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    Wow Dee, I can see why you like visiting Long Beach with so much to do and see. Good restaurant and accommodation tips too.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Hello, Dee! Thanks for your wonderful description! Happy trails!)

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    Hi Dee, enjoyed your Long Beach Page, so much to see & do. Have been busy, must get back to writing tips.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    I stayed here many times on business, and enjoyed the area. Nice job

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