In what used to be outside the city limits of Long Beach, a small village inhabited by Mexican farm hands for Bixby’s Rancho Los Alamitos, was located at the foot of Signal Hill. Truck farms and small cottages were sprinkled among the mustard fields.

Henry Huntington laid tracks for the Pacific Electric Rail Road (Red Cars) Newport Beach line through this little town, with a stop at Anaheim Road and Redondo Avenue. He placed a sign on the depot: “Zaferia Station” reflecting the name of the area at the time.

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