|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Los Angeles County|
Sata Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. The island is 22 miles (35 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) across at its greatest width. The island is located about 22 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Los Angeles, California. The highest point on the island is Mt. Orizaba (2,097 feet, 639 m). Part of the Channel Islands of California archipelago, Santa Catalina lies within Los Angeles County.
Catalina was originally settled by Native Americans who called the island Pimugna or Pimu and referred to themselves as Pimugnans or Pimuvit. The first Europeans to arrive on Catalina claimed it for the Spanish Empire. Over the years, territorial claims to the island transferred to Mexico and then to the United States. During this time, the island was sporadically used for smuggling, otter hunting, and gold-digging, before successfully being developed into a tourist destination by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. beginning in the 1920s. Since the 1970s, most of the island has been administered by the Catalina Island Conservancy.
The picture on glass no. 2991 [left] shows a view of the
The picture on glass no. 2991 can be dated to before 1928, because it still shows Sugarloaf Point, closing Avalon Bay towards the west (visible in the centre background). Sugarloaf Point was razed in 1928 to make room for the construction of the new Casino. Sugarloaf Rock was further blasted away to enhance the Casino's ocean view.
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