Title Annual Report of the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Fiscal Year July 1, 1927 to June 30, 1928.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Los Angeles, CA: Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, 1928
Seller ID MHG912-1
FIRST EDITION of the 1928 Annual Report. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. 95, [1 blank] pp. Index, list and portraits of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, maps, numerous black-and-white photographs, tables, charts, large folding color map mounted inside the rear cover; text clean, unmarked. Color pictorial wrappers, added mylar jacket; binding square and tight, rubbed, small nick at foot of spine on front cover, toned. Ex library rubber stamps at foot of title page and at the head of index page (3), the only library markings. Very Good. In the early twentieth century the City of Los Angeles experienced unparalleled population growth and city leaders recognized the importance of a harbor for the city's future growth. The Board of Harbor Commissioners was created on December 9, 1907, marking the official founding of the Port of Los Angeles. San Pedro and Wilmington were annexed to the City of Los Angeles on August 28, 1909, making the Port of Los Angeles an official Department of the City of Los Angeles. With the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, Los Angeles became the nearest major American port northwest of the Canal, and a major port-of-call for most transpacific and coastal traffic. The 1920s was a decade of dynamic growth for the Port, marked by a boom in the petroleum, lumber, and citrus trades. For the first time in history, Los Angeles surpassed San Francisco as the West Coast's busiest seaport and ranked second only to New York in foreign export tonnage.
Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, Annual Report, 1928, Local History, California