By Gina Valencia
Photos by Alexiz Gomez
For years, busloads of school-age children have taken field trips to Rancho Los Alamitos (Spanish for Ranch of the Little Cotton-woods, named after the Cotton-wood Trees that grew aplenty on the land) to learn about this important California historic landmark. Visitors are taught how the Tongva indigenous people lived on what was once part of the ancestral village of Povuu’nga. Explore the early 19th century adobe ranch house turned muse-um and learn about the history of this sacred area and its connection to Long Beach today. There is free admission and parking.
6400 E Bixby Hill Rd | Rancholosalamitos.org