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History of Catalina Island

Information about the history of Catalina island in Southern California.

History of Catalina Island
Article with information about the Native Americans of Catalina Island, Spanish discovery of the island, otter hunters, smugglers, the Mexican land grant, and ranching, mining, and military occupation of Catalinal Also includes a historic timeline of Catalina Island. Published on the official Web site of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

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From 1927-1937, Catalina Island was home to a pottery factory that made unique pieces in vibrant colors. Using red clay and mineral oxides (for the glazes), the pottery was originally made using only materials native to Catalina Island. In 1932, the native red clay was replaced with white clay imported to the island and continued to produce thousands of pieces per week in its heyday. In 1937, the entire operation was sold to the Gladding McBean company and moved to Los Angeles, continuing its production of the "Catalina Pottery" until 1941.

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