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Title
Advertisement for Port Ballona on Santa Monica Bay as issued by Moye Wickes, ca.1887
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1887
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of an advertisement for Port Ballona on Santa Monica Bay as issued by Moye Wickes, ca.1887. The advertisement reads "Hugh S. McCrabb Chief engir Port Ballona Is located on Santa Monica Bay, Latitiude34 deg., Longitude 188 deg. And 30 min., seventeen miles from the City of Los Angeles, and is an Ocean Terminus of the Great Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, the shortest Railroad Line between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, and also the Great Lakes. Port Ballona is the future harbor for Southern California on account of its location and facilities, and will command a large proportion of the commerce of China, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific Ocean destined for Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and the great cities of the North. This property Will without doubt rapidly increase in value beyond all present calculation, as it is not only the seaport for all the above mentioned territory, but it is also one of the prettiest marine views on the Pacific coast. Here the pleasure seeker will have in winter as well as summer and all the year round, surf bathing, yachting, boating, fishing and shooting. The surrounding waters abounding in fish of all kinds native to the Pacific water, ducks, geese, rail, curlew, plover, and other water fowl that delight the heart of a sportsman. These many advantages, combined with its beautiful beach, surpassing in extent of view and outline of scenery that of Newport on the Atlantic coast, will tend to make Port Ballona the seaside resort of California for all the year round and for all time. The residence property is the finest in location, etc., in Los Angeles County. Water will be piped on to every".
Type
image
Format
2 photographs : photonegatives, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
negatives (photographic)
photographs
manuscripts
Identifier
chs-m19200 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-10526
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m19200
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-10526.jpg
Subject
Advertising
Transportation--Railroads--Advertising
Time Period
circa 1887
Place
California
Los Angeles County
Santa Monica
USA
Source
1-56- [Microfiche number]
10526 [Accession number]
CHS-10526 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m15009

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