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.
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More to come on history!
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.
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
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.