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RLC decorated for July 4th

We hope everyone is enjoying the July 4th holiday! We are closed for the holiday but look forward to sharing some Long Beach history with you starting tomorrow, July 5th!

Dena White

Dena White, Curatorial Textile Intern Education info: BA in Journalism; currently studying pre-program conservation methods and digitization of historical collections. What led you to pursue an internship at the Rancho? As I was nearing graduation, I realized that the current state of journalism no longer reflected my interests. Instead, I sought opportunities to gain experience[…]

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  As people looked toward the West during the mid 19th-century, the presence of African-American cowboys in the cattle herding industry was overshadowed by depictions of a romanticized frontier at the reign of White cowboys. In Southern California, cattle ranchers like Rancho Los Cerritos ownder John Temple were being swept away with the booming demand[…]

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Thanksgiving is almost here, and we thought it would be fun to look at some of the parlor games popular at the turn of the last century. We especially enjoyed this one, from “Games for All Occasions” by Mary E. Blain, published in 1909. NUTS TO CRACK Pass pencils and paper to each guest with the[…]

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