Vincent Thomas Bridge

San Pedro Timeline


San Pedro is a unique out-of-the-way community that has retained its small town charm and picturesque nature despite having world-scale economies and being named America's Port. The town is unassuming yet has a fascinating history that has seen it face multiple challenges and not only survive but thirve by capitalizing on opportunities. San Pedro civic leaders have adapted to change by continually investing in the harbor and its infrastructure, and supporting commercial enterprise based on ever changing global markets. Recently the town leaders have begun a concerted effort to feature, support and improve San Pedro's wealth of historic sites, monuments and architecture, distinctive neighborhoods, diverse cultures, a wide variety of arts, crafts, and ideas, unique restaurants, coffeshops, and breweries in a classic downtown and invest in the connection with the upgraded waterfront. The next phase of investment is planned to leverage the newer economies of research, education, tourism, space development, renewable energies, and food technologies to compliment trade and carry San Pedro into a future frontier with continued improvement and prosperity. With the combination of a classic downtown and waterfront, continued investment in trade and the new economies, ocean and harbor views, temperate climate, cool trade winds, San Pedro is poised for continued success into the future.

Timeline: San Pedro has a unique history that can be broken into arbitrary phases and depicted with words, postcards, art, maps, and photos. One way to look at it:
Remembering San Pedro: The following categories appear at significant points in the timeline to provide a tableu of landmarks, sites, establishments, names, and events that are intrinsic to San Pedro history. The associated years identify location in the timeline that signifies the earliest, latest or most notable.
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Random San Pedro and Port of Los Angeles statistics

San Pedro Harbor 1888 San Pedro Battlefleet
Navy Fleet 1938 Bark Vidette
Early Sixth Street Early Beacon Street
Steamer Coming into Port Cabrillo Beach
City Wharf White Point Resort
Front Street San Pedro Breakwater
Vincent Thomas Bridge Sunrise San Pedro Harbor Ships
San Pedro Fishing Fleet Fishing Fleet
Early San Pedro High School Maritime Building
Starkist Workers WPA Mural
San Pedro Drive-In 9th and Pacific Avenue
Helms Truck Good Humor Truck
Marineland Ports O'Call Ships
San Pedro Harbor Moonlight Jack-o-Lantern
San Pedro Cruise Lines Red Car
Glass Church San Pedro Coast from Point Fermin
Point Fermin Cabrillo Beach at Sunset
Vincent Thomas Bridge San Pedro Harbor Lighthouse
Point Fermin Lighthouse Point Vicente Lighthouse


Tongva Village Tongva Village

Prehistory: Los Angeles Area ⁄ Palos Verdes Peninsula Populated by the Tongva — Gabrieleno

Tongva Village Tongva at Sea

Tongva Village

Tongva Region

Tongva Beach

Modern Tongva Boat

Modern Emulation of Tongva at Sea

San Pedro Coast

San Pedro Aerial View