By Reena Deutsch
Surveyors referred to as the San Diego and Arizona Railway (SD&A) "The very unlikely Railroad" due to its jagged, mountainous, and brutal desolate tract course. The financier and driver at the back of construction this binational 148-mile rail connection to the east from San Diego, California, used to be businessman John D. Spreckels. as a result of his perseverance, the jinxed 1907-1919 development overcame a sequence of failures, together with the Mexican Revolution, a chronic lawsuit, floods, global conflict I, hard work shortages, a tunnel cave-in, and a deadly pandemic. as soon as up and operating, the road was once intermittently out and in of carrier and later offered and renamed the San Diego and Arizona jap Railway. whereas "The very unlikely Railroad" nonetheless faces consistent demanding situations and partial closures, freight and trolley carrier presently function on its right-of-way, and vacationer tours are provided at its Campo, California, depot.
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Vignes was adamant that all his daughters be educated and that their spouses provide a proper home for them. Although the Vignes family name is no longer found in Long Beach, his daughter’s families were active in civic affairs. Surrounding their mother, Mary, are, from left to right, Edwine, Amelia, Marguerite, Marie, and Antoinette. ) Young Women Farmworkers. A shortage of men during World War I to work the farms meant that young women from Los Cerritos and neighboring farms were “drafted” as farmworkers.
A prominent Los Cerritos resident was Will J. Reid, who provided insurance coverage for commercial fishing vessels before he invested in the Hancock Oil Company. A community leader and philanthropist, Reid was a hunter who became an avid conservationist and president of Ducks Unlimited. Reid published the history of the Los Cerritos Gun Club. 40 Bradley Family. Charles Alexander Bradley Sr. and his wife, Clara Belle Farrell, are in the driveway of their residence at 3829 Weston Place with their 1925 Jordan Roadster.