Santa Catalina Island in Vintage Images

Santa Catalina Island in Vintage Images

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: B009455YD0

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Throughout the years, the 76-square-mile island of Santa Catalina has hosted Native-American tribes, European sailors, American tourists, and even the Chicago Cubs. The island has survived both ecologically and culturally, resisting the temptation of becoming a Coney Island of Los Angeles. Through the work of its residents along with chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., Santa Catalina Island is as beautiful today as it was when it was discovered in 1542.

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HARBOR AT AVALON AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. (P/P: M. Rieder, Los Angeles. No. 1502. Made in Germany. Undivided back. Postmark: July 1905.) CATALINA ISLAND [MAP]. (P/P: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles. No. C-27.) CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA [MAP]. (P/P: C.T., Chicago. No. 103802. Dated July 1935.) AIR VIEW OF CITY OF AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. Text on the card reads, “Nestling in the shelter of the surrounding hills, the town of Avalon presents a

in the theatre or ballroom.” (P/P: Unknown.) THE CASINO AS SEEN FROM HOTEL ST. CATHERINE, CATALINA. (P/P: Unknown.) THE NEW CASINO FROM THE HOTEL ST. CATHERINE GROUNDS, CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. Text on the card reads, “This beautiful island lies 22 miles off the coast of California. It was purchased almost 30 years ago by W.R. Wrigley Jr. for 3.5 million dollars and is now the vacation center of the Southwest.” (P/P: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles. No. C61. Postmark: August

in the theatre or ballroom.” (P/P: Unknown.) THE CASINO AS SEEN FROM HOTEL ST. CATHERINE, CATALINA. (P/P: Unknown.) THE NEW CASINO FROM THE HOTEL ST. CATHERINE GROUNDS, CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. Text on the card reads, “This beautiful island lies 22 miles off the coast of California. It was purchased almost 30 years ago by W.R. Wrigley Jr. for 3.5 million dollars and is now the vacation center of the Southwest.” (P/P: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles. No. C61. Postmark: August

AVALON. (See Catalina right, and go all the way around the island.) J. McAfee began flying fish boats in 1911. (P/P: Joseph McAfee. Copyright: 1914.) FLYING FISH ATTRACTED BY SEARCHLIGHT. STEAMER BLANCHE W. CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. (P/P: Western Publishing and Novelty Co., Los Angeles. No. C44.) FLYING FISH AT NIGHT, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. Text on the card reads, “In Catalina waters the famous flying fish (12 inches to 22 inches long) fly as much as 40 miles per hour for

Los Angeles and San Francisco. No. E7. Postmark: July 1912.) SPANISH TROUBADOURS, SANTA CATALINA. The message on the card states, “There are the ones that greet us on arriving at the Island.” (P/P: Unknown.) STREET SCENE AT AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. (P/P: O. Newman Co., Los Angeles and San Francisco. No. 24. Postmark: June 1913.) MAIN STREET, AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. (P/P: Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco. No. 1791. Postmark: December 1911.) AVALON, SANTA

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