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To extend exchange to the Orient, advertisement harbor improvement within the Ballona wetlands of western la used to be tried a number of occasions from 1880 to 1900, in basic terms to be destroyed by way of disastrous storm-fed floods. After the U.S. military Corps of Engineers put in revetments on Ballona Creek and moved lots of earth to elevate the floor above sea point, Marina del Rey used to be federally licensed in 1954. Funded via federal, nation, and la County money, the most important man-made marina within the kingdom used to be equipped to supply public leisure boating amenities and water entry. deepest financiers constructed eating places, inns, most suitable yacht golf equipment, Fishermans Village, and a residential marina way of life on county-owned leaseholds. This world-class seaport will have fun 50 years of dynamic progress on April 10, 2015.

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Long-distance trade also began in the Stone Age. When hunter-gatherers encountered other bands, they exchanged things they had made, such as blades and jewelry, as well as natural objects such as flint or seashells. Trade could move valuable objects great distances from their original region: for example, ocean shells worn as jewelry made their way inland, far from the sea, through repeated swaps from one group to another. Archaeological discoveries suggest that Paleolithic hunter-gatherers developed religious beliefs, a crucial factor in the evolution of human society; ancient peoples always saw religion as necessary for living a successful and just life.

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