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On October 8, 1542, Cabrillo came across a marshland and natural harbor at the northwest end of San Pedro Bay and named the area Bahia de Los Fumas or “Bay of Smokes” after the smoke that rose from the nearby hillside of Native American hunters. Rancho San Pedro is the site of the first Spanish land grant in Alta California, New Spain.
San Pedro was named after St. Peter of Alexandria.The harbor in San Pedro was used as a trading post by Spanish missionary monks from Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. After the indepence of Mexico, the trade retrictions were lifted in 1822.. This led to the growth of settlements and new commercial ventures in San Pedro. By the time California joined in the Union, in 1848, business in San Pedro harbor was flourishing.
The Port of Los Angeles was founded in December 9, 1907, although San Pedro was annexed during that time, and the port became part of the City of Los Angeles, it is still home of San Pedro.
- Pros:Lots to see and do here~
- In a nutshell:A unseen treasure!
San Pedro has so many beautiful variety of trees and the Moreton Bay are ancient especially in Point Fermin... more travel advice
As with many pier areas, it was obvious there are many areas you should stay clear off. They built the pier so everyone... more travel advice
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