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  • San Pedro, an L.A. neighbood
    San Pedro, an L.A. neighbood
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    Norwegian Church in San Pedro, Los...
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    Discover the history of the place

    by marinarena Updated Sep 10, 2005

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    San Pedro-nautical-related info
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    Favorite thing: History!

    San Pedro takes much pride of its history, especially in regards to anything nautical and related to politics, police and firefighters. If you are wanting to discover Los Angeles for historical reasons (rather than the typical Hollywood stuff), San Pedro is a great place to start exploring and learning.

    Zoom in picture to read on both pictures !!

    More to come on history!

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    See San Pedro, a nice film backdrop

    by marinarena Written Aug 14, 2005

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    San Pedro, an L.A. neighbood

    Favorite thing: Port / Waterfront Scenery!

    Did you know? San Pedro is a popular film location for major pictures. How could it not be so with its classic port city look. Both the epic, Pearl Harbor , and the 90s cult film, The Usual Suspects shot scenes in this L.A. neighborhood.

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    See lesser known Euro culture in San Pedro

    by marinarena Written Aug 14, 2005

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    Norwegian Church in San Pedro, Los Angeles

    Favorite thing: Ethnic Diversity

    Not only does San Pedro reflect racial diversity but that of nationality. Specifically, It is said that San Pedro is home to about 15,000 persons of Croatian/Yugoslavian decent (Croatian and Yugoslavian are not so interchangeable anymore. I'm not particularly sure if those of Serbian decent is thrown into the mix here but on the safe side, I'll just go with Croatian.). This is pretty amazing number since the population of San Pedro is just over 80,000 or so . This would mean that those of Croatian decent are about 18% of San Pedrans. Many Croatians of the Dalmatian immigrated here in the 20th century to settle in a sunny port city. Along 7th St, I noticed a big Croatian cultural center. It's amazing the things I happen to stumble upon about great Los Angeles!

    LA Times article on Croatians
    http://www.croatianmall.com/croatia/food/croatian_san_pedro.htm

    While the Croatian presence is pretty clear in my mind, I have also notice that there has to be a Norwegian presence also, as I have spotted the church building seen below.

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