In 1947 a property appraisal was conducted along Santa Monica Bay for the purpose of estimating the fair market value of various
shoreline parcels selected by the Regional Planning Commission of Los Angeles County for purchase by the State of California.
The report, accompanied by tract maps and photographs, recommended the purchase of the selected parcels of land to the California
State Park Commission. The records in this collection consist of a detailed appraisal report, a set of parcel maps, and a
book of black and white photographs with typed descriptions of the properties.
Southern California, in particular the greater Santa Monica Bay area, has long been renowned for its year-round pleasant climate
and recreational beaches. As far back as the end of the nineteenth century, residents and visitors were already discovering
the pleasures of beach-going, including natural and man-made amusements, camping, fishing, picnicking, etc.
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