Veterans Day parade in Long Beach, 1957. Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Veterans Day parade in Long Beach, 1957. Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Atlantic Ave in Long Beach, surrounded by a forest of oil derricks in 1940. 
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Atlantic Ave in Long Beach, surrounded by a forest of oil derricks in 1940. 

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

More Olympic rowing in Long Beach, 1932. The oil derricks don’t quite outnumber the well-dressed spectators. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

More Olympic rowing in Long Beach, 1932. The oil derricks don’t quite outnumber the well-dressed spectators. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Olympic rowers during the 1932 games in Los Angeles, with Long Beach oil derricks in the background. Part of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Olympic rowers during the 1932 games in Los Angeles, with Long Beach oil derricks in the background. Part of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Record crowds escape the heat in Long Beach in 1957

Record crowds escape the heat in Long Beach in 1957