Monthly Archives: May 2011

Alois (Louis) Denni – pioneer Los Alamitos dairyman

Besides having the first sugar beet factory in Orange County, Los Alamitos also had one if its first dairy farms.  The factory went out of business in 1926, but dairys stuck around until the early 1960s. The first local dairy … Continue reading

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Education in early Los Alamitos

SANTA ANA, Jan. 25—After a bitter legal battle extending over nearly five months, Laurel School District, in the western part of the county, has succeeded in withdrawing from the Las Bolsas Union High School District through a judgment given by … Continue reading

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The Clarks – J. Ross Clark and William A.

1904 – W.A. and J. Ross Clark establish the Montana Land Company to manage lands northeast of Los Alamitos (present north Long Beach and Lakewood). 1905 – Clarks have completed rail line from San Pedro to Salt Lake. Needing a … Continue reading

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Bayside Land Company

The Bayside Land Company was formed by Phillip A. Stanton to to create and promote the town that would eventually become Seal Beach. 2 SEP 1903 – LA Times, pA2.   INCORPORATED: Bayside Land Company, capital stock $200,000; subscribed: $25. directors: … Continue reading

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Biography- George Pillsbury

GEORGE E. PILLSBURY. Los Angeles Born Tewksbury. Mass.. 1857. Educated public schools and Lawrence Academy. Began civil engineering in Lowell, Mass., and until 1880 was in the employ of various railroads; then removed to Mexico where, for about three years, … Continue reading

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Early Los Alamitos residents

1902 Sugar Factory Beet Sugar Gazette, Oct. 1902, p.240 Additional Appointments for the Campaign of 1902-03 Los Alamitos Sugar Company, Los Alamitos, Cal. H. C. Lawrence, Superintendent. I. Evans Miller, Assistant Superintendent. F. Logan Norton, Assistant Superintendent. F. K. Edwards, … Continue reading

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1901 – Early work of the Congregational Church among the Mexican laborers

One of the best things about Google’s effort to digitize library book collections is that much information on the early days of Los Alamitos has popped up in a number of very unexpected sources. Extensive information which we have been … Continue reading

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Feb. 12, 1901 – Los Alamitos man battered in Labourdette’s Saloon

12 FEB 1901,  Los Alamitos Man battered (LA Times) R.E. Powell of Los Alamitos came before a Long Beach judge and lodged a “John Doe” complaint, charging a Belgian laborer with assault. Powell gives an account of mistreatment and shows … Continue reading

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Nov. 24, 1900 – Beet Sugar Gazette

24 NOV 1900 – Beet Sugar Gazette , Vol 1, No. 10 (December 1900) Chicago Illinois, p18 LOS ALAMITOS, CAL. Editor Beet Sugar Gazette:—The unusually long drouth of this coast was terminated last Thursday, the 22d inst., by a genuine … Continue reading

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May-Sep 1900 – late rains salvage Alamitos sugar hopes

What is significant here is that the article indicates the strong presence of Mexican workers, who had apparently already replaced all the Japanese,  and non-Hispanic whites in the fields.  “In every field there may be seen bands of thinners, mostly … Continue reading

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