Los Alamitos, California

Sugar beet factory in Los Alamitos, ca.1910

City in Orange County, California.

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An aerial view of JFTB Los Alamitos during 2015

Joint Forces Training Base - Los Alamitos

An aerial view of JFTB Los Alamitos during 2015
California National Guard Best Warrior Competition, 2011
NAS Los Alamitos in the mid-1940s
Naval Reserve FJ-1 at JFTB, 1950
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs of VF-22L1 at JFTB, 1970

Joint Forces Training Base - Los Alamitos is a joint base in Los Alamitos, California, United States.

Seal Beach, California

Coastal city in Orange County, California, United States.

Coastal city in Orange County, California, United States.

San Pedro Bay Outer Continental Shelf Operations Map with oil platforms as of 2012- Edith, Elly, Ellen, Eureka (federal leases) and Ester, Emmy, Eva (state leases). An oil spill occurred near here in 2021.
"Anaheim Landing" on an 1875 map.
Anaheim Landing (now Seal Beach), 1891.
Seal Beach on a crowded summer afternoon
Seal Beach Pier
Seal Beach, City Hall.(National Registered Historic Place)
Seal Beach amusement park, 1920.
Anaheim Landing aerial photo, circa 1930s
Anaheim Landing 1891

To the north lie the unincorporated community of Rossmoor and the city of Los Alamitos.

Rossmoor, California

Planned census-designated place located in Orange County, California.

Planned census-designated place located in Orange County, California.

The gated Leisure World retirement community in the city of Seal Beach is to the south of Rossmoor, Los Alamitos is to the east and north, and Long Beach is to the west (on the other side of the San Gabriel River, the 605 freeway and the border with Los Angeles County).

Cypress, California

City in northwestern Orange County within Southern California.

City in northwestern Orange County within Southern California.

Cypress is bounded to the north by the city of La Palma, then clockwise by Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, and Lakewood.

Snow at the 2012 World Series victory parade

J. T. Snow

American former professional baseball player and television sports color commentator.

American former professional baseball player and television sports color commentator.

Snow at the 2012 World Series victory parade

Snow attended Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California and was awarded All-Orange County honors in baseball, football, and basketball.

The exterior house at Rancho Los Alamitos, circa July 2008.

Rancho Los Alamitos

1834 Mexican partition of the 1784 Rancho Los Nietos, a Spanish concession, covering an area in present-day California's southwestern Los Angeles County and northwestern Orange County.

1834 Mexican partition of the 1784 Rancho Los Nietos, a Spanish concession, covering an area in present-day California's southwestern Los Angeles County and northwestern Orange County.

The exterior house at Rancho Los Alamitos, circa July 2008.
Moreton Bay fig trees (ficus macrophylla)
Autumn flowers
Rose garden hut
Rancho Center and restored barn structures

Rancho Los Alamitos originally included much of the area of present-day eastern Long Beach, all of Los Alamitos and Rossmoor, and most of Seal Beach, Cypress, Stanton and Garden Grove.

Gaspar de Portolá led the 1769 Portolá expedition and served as the first Governor of the Californias.

Californios

Term used to designate a Hispanic Californian, especially those descended from Spanish and Mexican settlers.

Term used to designate a Hispanic Californian, especially those descended from Spanish and Mexican settlers.

Gaspar de Portolá led the 1769 Portolá expedition and served as the first Governor of the Californias.
Juan Bautista de Anza led the 1775-76 Anza expedition.
Juan Bautista Alvarado briefly led a movement for the independence of Alta California from 1836 to 1837.
Noted Californio statesman Pío Pico served as the last Governor of Alta California under Mexican rule.
General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo reviewing his troops in Sonoma, 1846.
The raising of the Bear Flag and proclamation of the California Republic in Sonoma, following the Bear Flag Revolt on June 14, 1846.
The 1847 Battle of Santa Clara was one of the last battles of the conquest.
Signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga by Californio Andrés Pico and American John C. Frémont. The treaty ended the Mexican-American War in California.
Andrés Pico, shown in 1850 in traditional Californio vaquero attire, served as a California State Senator and Adjutant General of California.
The Red Lone Star Flag of California was a symbol of the Californio Revolt of 1836, led by Juan Bautista Alvarado.
Portrait of a Californio vaquero in traditional Californian clothing by James Alexander Walker.
Angustias de la Guerra played a crucial role in defending women's property rights during the drafting of the California Constitution.
Californio vaqueros in 1875.
José Andrés Sepúlveda was one of California's most famed vaqueros.

These settlements grew into modern California cities, including Santa Ana, San Diego, San Fernando, San Jose, Monterey, Los Alamitos, San Juan Capistrano, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Arvin, Mariposa, Hemet and Indio.

Dana Andrews

American film actor who became a major star in what is now known as film noir.

American film actor who became a major star in what is now known as film noir.

Virginia Gilmore and Andrews in Jean Renoir's Swamp Water
Andrews and Richard Loo in The Purple Heart (1944)
Andrews in the trailer for Laura (1944)

He spent his final years living at the John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease in Los Alamitos, California.

Los Alamitos High School

Los Alamitos High School (also known as Los Al) is a public school for grades 9 to 12 located in Los Alamitos, California, and also serving the city of Seal Beach and the community of Rossmoor.

Pacheco Adobe, built 1835 by Salvio Pacheco on Rancho Monte del Diablo.

Bixby land companies

The Bixby land companies were a group of California-based land companies founded by various members of the Bixby and Flint families from Maine.

The Bixby land companies were a group of California-based land companies founded by various members of the Bixby and Flint families from Maine.

Pacheco Adobe, built 1835 by Salvio Pacheco on Rancho Monte del Diablo.

Parts of the towns of Long Beach, Bellflower, Paramount, Signal Hill, Lakewood, and Los Alamitos emerged from former Bixby-held lands.