The exterior house at Rancho Los Alamitos, circa July 2008.
Moreton Bay fig trees (ficus macrophylla)
Sugar beet factory in Los Alamitos, ca.1910
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.

- Rancho Los Alamitos

The history of the area during the Californio period and after U.S. annexation is detailed in the article on Rancho Los Alamitos.

- Los Alamitos, California

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Long Beach, California

City in Los Angeles County, California.

City in Los Angeles County, California.

Don Juan Temple purchased Rancho Los Cerritos, covering modern-day Long Beach, in 1843.
In 1844, Juan Temple built the Casa de los Cerritos, the oldest building in Long Beach, in a Monterey Colonial style.
The First National Bank of Long Beach at the turn of the century
Long Beach pier, 1905
Long Beach boardwalk, 1907
Oil field in Long Beach, 1920
Ford's Long Beach Assembly in 1930
Worker in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer.
C-47 transport planes being built in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach during World War II
Downtown, Shoreline Marina, and the Port of Long Beach, 2010
Neighborhood map of the City of Long Beach
Panoramic view of Long Beach
View from Signal Hill to Villa Riviera and port cranes (c. 2009)
Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve
Map of racial distribution in Long Beach, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
The Wrigley neighborhood
View of downtown from the Queen Mary at night
Downtown Long Beach at dusk
Two young men at the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade and Festival in 2015.
RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor
Bluff Park, and the Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath and Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
Walking trail in the El Dorado Nature Center
The Belmont Heights neighborhood
Rancho Los Alamitos
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
2005 Grand Prix of Long Beach, showing turn 10 and the Long Beach skyline
Long Beach Marine Stadium, created to host the rowing events for the 1932 Summer Olympics
Waves at Long Beach and the Bixby Hotel under construction, circa 1906
Veterans Memorial Stadium, home to the Long Beach City College football team
Long Beach Civic Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 2019
US Post Office-Long Beach Main
The Long Beach Naval Shipyard and the USS David R. Ray, Tarawa, and Essex in 1993. In the background is the original Gerald Desmond Bridge.
The Walter Pyramid at California State University, Long Beach
Northwest-facing view of the harbor and port at dusk
Long Beach Cruise Terminal
The "Passport" shuttle
A Metro Blue Line train arrives at the Downtown Long Beach Station (the service was renamed to the A Line in 2019 and the station renamed to Transit Mall Station in July 2013).
Long Beach Airport with Mount San Antonio and Timber Mountain in the background

The Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos were divided from this territory.

Southeast Long Beach is served by the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605), which joins the San Diego Freeway at the Long Beach/Los Alamitos border.

Orange County, California

Located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in Southern California.

Located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in Southern California.

Orange County map, 1921
Laguna Beach (with Newport beach in background).
Los Angeles County before the secession of Orange County in 1889
A billboard for Nixon's Restaurant in Orange County, circa 1955
One of the few remaining farms near the ocean, 1975. Photo by Charles O'Rear.
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, Southern Orange County
View of Newport Center and the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Harbor
Aerial view of an edge city: Irvine Business Complex (top), John Wayne Airport runway (upper center), South Coast Metro buildings (lower center) and below, the South Coast Plaza mall
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley from over Costa Mesa
Major facilities in the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, plus the locations of the adjacent downtowns
MainPlace Mall
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely populated areas.
The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Newport Center and Fashion Island
State Route 1 winds down the coast over Corona Del Mar State Beach
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
1965 aerial photo of Anaheim Disneyland, Disneyland Hotel with its Monorail Station. The Disneyland Heliport, surrounding orange groves, Santa Ana Freeway (now I-5) and the Melodyland Theater "in the round," and part of the City of Anaheim. Anaheim Stadium can be seen under construction near the upper left.
Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.

The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, and Rancho Los Coyotes.

Los Alamitos

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.

At various times their holdings included Rancho Los Cerritos, Rancho Los Alamitos, half of Rancho San Justo, and part of Rancho Palos Verdes together with other property in San Benito, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties.

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