Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach has twice been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the first time as the blessed Tongva village of Povuu’ngna – the original birthplace of the natives of the Los Angeles Basin – and the second time for being able to maintain culture while evolving from its historical grassroots and altering its landscape significantly, in accordance with its prior norms and values. The ranch’s advent has led to the creation of films, art, and modern exhibits that showcase the nuances of the native people. In addition, the place demonstrates the transformation of the ranch with the passage of time, which helps to provide context to these changes.
Tracing its roots back all the way to the 1920s and 30s, Rancho Los Alamitos includes remnants of an ancestral village, four acres of extensive historical gardens, a working ranch barnyard that was restored in the early 20th century as well as an adobe-core ranch house dating all the way back to around 1800. Rancho Los Alamitos
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Long Beach, CA: Rancho Los Alamitos
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