Related to Los Angeles Times article, “Civilians Fire Defense Guns.: Minister Among Those to Man Battery at MacArthur; Enthusiastic Over Power to Use Death-Dealers; Fort Commander Lauds Skill of Amateur Crew.” 30 Sept. 1921: II3.
Men of the first civilian coast artillery gun crew, all members of the Progressive Business Club of Long Beach, prepare to test fire of the Army's 12-inch mortar battery at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro.
Possibly related to Los Angeles Times article, "Ready To Commission Biggest Navy Fighter; Monster Battleship California Goes Into Active Service New Year's Day; Last Chance to Join." 12 Dec. 1920: II8.
View of the USS Canopus, a submarine tender, anchored in the San Pedro Harbor. Five submarines can be seen attached to the starboard side of the ship. The Canopus was at San Pedro from early 1923 until July 17, she sailed for Pearl Harbor.
Martha E. Boschke and her family lived on Boschke's Island and later on Rattlesnake Island (later Terminal Island) in San Pedro Bay from 1875 to 1928. This photograph probably belonged to Boschke, who was interviewed for the article "Harbor Was Waste of Sand and Slough Fifty Years Ago," in the Los Angeles Times, January 24, 1926.