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...