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Pike in Long Beach
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1940
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Herald Examiner photographer Mike Sergieff reproduced this image from an original photograph taken in the early 1940s.; Photograph used for an article in February 1988.
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.
Aerial view of a fairly deserted Pike amusement park and downtown Long Beach. The large roller coaster, the Cyclone Racer (center) is the largest attraction at the park. Numerous oil derricks are present in the background.
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
Beaches--California--Long Beach
Cranes, derricks, etc.--California--Long Beach
Pike, The (Long Beach, Calif. : Amusement park)
Long Beach (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Sergieff, Mike

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