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Palos Verdes and Disneyland

Palos Verdes was once considered for the location of Disneyland: In the early 1950's, Walt Disney's company WED Enterprises hired the Stanford Research Institute to conduct a search for the perfect site. The cities of Long Beach, Palos Verdes and Canoga Park were all considered but each had at least one strong disadvantage against it. Finally, Anahjeim was selected as the location for Disneyland.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen Megowan • September 19 2008 01:26PM
Palos Verdes and Disneyland
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Palos Verdes was once considered for the location of Disneyland: In the early 1950's, Walt Disney's company WED Enterprises hired the Stanford Research Institute to conduct a search for the perfect site. The cities of Long Beach, Palos Verdes and… more
Palos Verdes Highways and Freeway History
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Road construction on the Palos Verfdes Peninsula moved forward rapidly in the late 1950's and through the mid 1960's. Hawthorne Blvd. through the Peninsula was completed in several segments. Hawthorne Blvd. was completed from Silver Spur to Crest in… more
Marineland and Palos Verdes Estates
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An interesting fact is that Palos Verdes Estates once tried to annex Marineland - In early 1965, the City of Palos Verdes Estates attempted to annex a portion of present day Rancho Palos Verdes totaling 2. 92 square miles bordered by High Ridge Road… more
Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club
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You do not have to be a member of the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club to use it: Resident, non-members may use the club for a day pass rate of $30 per person per day. Non-residents may also use the club for a day pass of $45 per person per day… more
Mirlo Gate Lodge Tower in Palos Verdes Estates
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I am often asked What is that large stone castle-like building near the entrance to Palos Verdes Estates on Via Valmonte? This stone, castle-like structure, which is at 4420 Via Valmonte, near the entrance to Palos Verdes Estates on Via… more
Bluff Cove Yacht Club in Palos Verdes Estates
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The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project during the 1920's included many wonderful elements that were never constructed due to the Depression. One of these was that The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project called for the building of a… more
Valmonte Plaza in Palos Verdes Estates
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The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project called for a third plaza area in Valmonte The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project in the late 1920's called for another grand plaza similar to that constructed in Malaga Cove, to have been… more
Palos Verdes Drive North
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I am frequently asked Why don't they widen Palos Verdes Drive North in Rolling Hills Estates since the traffic is so bad? City and community leaders in Rolling Hills Estates do not want the rural nature of their city destroyed, and believe that… more
Nansen Field in Palos Verdes
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People often ask me :What is the small park off of Hidden Valley Road in Rolling Hills Estates, just north of Hawthorne Boulevard? Is this a public park? This park is a private soccer facility owned by Fram CQ, which is a recently consolidated… more
What does the plaque in front of the large Tree in the median strip…
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Lunada Bay Median Strip with Large Austrailian Fig Tree and Plaque The Plaque in front of the "Morton Bay Fig Tree" was dedicated in 1959 in honor of Fred Roessler, PV Estates first mayor Plaque in front of "Morton Bay… more