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Sept, 6, 1906 Redondo Union High School Opens.
Feb. 25, 1907 An "Extra," edition of the Reflex, given free to all city residents, announces construction
of the Pavilion and Boardwalk.
April 25, 1907 The Board of Trustees adopts an ordnance creating a public library.
July 4, 1907 The Pavilion opens.
Oct. 31, 1907 The Starr Wave Motor Pier is constructed south of Wharf Number 3.
April 23, 1908 The "Great White Fleet" of sixteen battleships and attendant vessels visits Redondo on
its circumnavigation of the globe. For more information on this early Twentieth Century exhibition
of American Naval power, see the US Navy site.
May 21, 1908 Plans are announced for the Tent City.
May 28, 1908 New Power Plant passes inspections.
July 1, 1909 The Huntington Bath House Opens
Nov. 18, 1909 The First Motion Picture Company in California (Selig Polyscope, 1907) chooses Redondo to film
"The Courtship of Miles Standish"
Mar. 10, 1910 The first commercial block (1890) is torn down to make way for the new post office building.
Aug. 4, 1910 George Freeth awarded a Congressional Medal for life saving
April 11, 1913 The Carnation Gardens are cleared away to make room for housing ("To Build Bungalows")
April 11, 1913 "Christening" of the Lightning Racer, and the same issue reports two more waterfront rides
May 4, 1915 Pier Number 1 destroyed and the Lightning Racer damaged in a severe storm
May 14, 1915 The Lightning Racer to be rebuilt
Aug. 11, 1922 Voters will decide if the city should buy the Hotel Redondo grounds for a park and library
Aug. 18, 1922 No date set for the vote
Dec. 1, 1922 Voters approve buying the seven acre hotel grounds for a city park
July 4, 1930 The New Library in Veterans Park opens
June 5, 1931
Dec. 5, 1949 The North Branch Library Opens
Aug. 21, 1957 South Bay Shopping Center Opens
Nov. 20, 1966 King Harbor Dedicated