The Korean Bell of Friendship
That weekend, the day was nice.... we decide to hangout and explore Long Beach/San Pedro. One of my friend mention the Korean Bell of Friendship. Hmmmm... sound interesting! So we drove there... The place so beautiful, the children played everywhere and the adult sitting and enjoy the weather and the scenery.
The Korean Bell of Friendship or most people call it Korean Friendship Bell is the big building in Angel's Gate Park. Inside the park, there's the section that people call "Korean-American Peace Park" Like you see on my picture where's the Liberty Lady standing next to the Korean Lady.
If you have time, come to this place... it's so nice there. Other than that, you can see Catalina Island from there also. Amazing,right?
Remember when I talked about Rancho Palos Verde? And I promise that I will talk more about our Native America people, the Tongva when I blog about Rancho Los Cerritos? Now it's the time.
So long story short, Tongva lived in the greater Los Angeles area after 500 AD. After Spanish began settling California, Tongva were encourage to move to nearby Mission San Gabriel, that's why they became known as the Gabrielino (so sad T_T)
Spanish began settling in California in 1769. So what is the history of Rancho Los Cerritos? Hmmmm.... In 1784, the Spanish Soldier, Manuel Nieto, received 300,000 acres of land as a reward for his military service (Must be nice!!) .... So here and there happened and the land was reduced to 167,000 acres to his children upon his death.
In 1834, his land divided into six parcels and Daughter Manuela Cota the one who receive the Rancho Los Cerritos (mean Ranch of the little hills) approx. 27,000 acres border by LA river and Pacific Ocean on the south. After she die, her heirs sold Rancho Los Cerritos to John Temple in 1843.
By early 1860s, the severe flooding and drought brought bad luck for John Temple. Ten of thousands of cattle died, Temple decided to retired and sold Rancho Los Cerritos to the Firm Flint, Bixby, &Co for $20,000 in 1866.
AHA!! That is why now we have Bixby Knoll in Long Beach LOL ....
Below I took all pictures of the beautiful Rancho Los Cerritos plus every rooms ....
There's one picture that I want to explain to you... about the bar in the window. Actually this one is not to prevent the robbery but to tied your horse LOL ... Isn't that something :-P
Ok, Guys.... Hope you like what you read...
Point Vicente Interpretative Center