Skip to main content

Image / Pike in Long Beach, then and now

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Pike in Long Beach, then and now
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Sergieff, Mike
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Title supplied by cataloger.
The Pike in Long Beach existed as a popular entertainment destination from 1902 until 1979. The Cyclone Racer, a dual-track (two trains could run at the same time), racing wooden roller coaster was created by Fred Church and built in 1930 by Harry Traver. It ran until September 1968.
Photograph caption reads, "Al Brown, family owned the Long Beach Pike, holds historic photos at the site of the amusement park." Photograph dated February 11, 1988.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Amusement parks--California--Long Beach
Amusement rides--California--Long Beach
Roller coasters--California--Long Beach
Pike, The (Long Beach, Calif. : Amusement park)
Long Beach (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: