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San Pedro, the Harbor and Palos Verdes Peninsula communities, and Catalina Island all have rich histories. This page includes materials that will help you learn about the history, environment, and other aspects of these areas.

Click here for a handout on architectural styles of buildings in San Pedro

Click here for an information sheet on the habitat of the Harbor

Here are some historical photos of San Pedro

Dollar Steamship Company Terminal

The Dollar Steamship Company Terminal. The line was started by a man whose last name was Dollar. It used to offer world cruises from San Pedro SanPedro in the 1940s

San Pedro in the 1940s. The Ferry Terminal (now the Los Angeles Maritime Museum) is to the right Flying boat that took people to Catalina Island

A Catalina Flying Boat that used to take passengers to Catalina Island Unloading an elephant from a ship An elephant being unloaded from a cargo ship A very early container crane

A very early container crane