Catalina
- Attractions
- Activities
- Events
- Lodging
- Dining
- Transport

CALIFORNIA MENU:


History of Catalina Island

Information about the history of Catalina Island in Southern California.

Owners of Catalina Island

1846-1850: Thomas M. Robbins
1850: Jose Maria Covarrubias
1867-1887: James Lick
1887-1892: George Shatto
1892-1919: Banning Family
1919-1972: Wrigley Familyu
1972: Catalina Island Conservancy

Historic Figures of Catalina

David F. Blankenhorn (1886-1969) | Blankenhorn and Hunter Real Estate Firm |
Etta Marilla Whitney | named the town of Avalon |
George Rufus Shatto (1850-1893)| bought Cataina Island in 1887 |
Hancock Banning (1865-1925) | son of Phineas Banning |
James Lick (1796-1876)
Jose Maria Covarrubias (1809-1870)
Joseph Brent Banning (1861-1920) | son of Phineas Banning |
Philip Knight Wrigley (1894-1977) | son of William Wrigley, Jr. |
Phineas Banning (1830-1885) | father of the 3 Banning brothers |
Robert E. Hunter | Blankenhorn and Hunter Real Estate Firm |
Thomas M. Robbins (1801-1854)
William Banning (1858-1945) | son of Phineas Banning |
William Wrigley III (1933-1999)
William Wrigley, Jr. (1861-1932)

More About Catalina History

George Shatto
bought the island in 1887 for $200.000. He built the original Metropole Hotel and Steamer Pier. He also auctioned off Avalon lots for $150 to $2,000. Due to financial difficulties, Shatto defaulted on his loans and lost the island to the Banning Brothers in 1891.

Bannning Brothers

Catalina Chamber "Catalina History" Article"
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.

LA County Library "Catalina Community History" Article

Catalina Chamber "Catalina's Hollywood History" Article

Catalina Chamber "Catalina Historic Landmarks" Article

Catalina Island Company History

Catalina Island Community History



Catalina Island Travel Guide

California for Visitors


See also
Blog With California Tourism Posts
Facebook "California for Visitors" Page
Twitter "California for Visitors" Feed






California Wall Calendars


California Topics: About | Alameda County | Alpine County | Amador County | Activities | Attractions | Beach Cities | Beverly Hills | Butte County | Calaveras County | Catalina Island | Colusa County | Contra Costa County | Del Norte County | Dining | Disneyland | El Dorado County | Fresno County | Glenn County | Gold Country | Humboldt County | Imperial County | Inyo County | Kern County | Kings County | Lake County | Lassen County | Long Beach | Los Angeles County | Events | Hollywood | Lodging | Madera County | Marin County | Marina del Rey | Mariposa County | Mendocino County | Merced County | Modoc County | Mono County | Monterey County | Napa County | Nevada County | Orange County | Palm Springs | Redwoods | Placer County | Plumas County | Recipes | Riverside County | Sacramento County | San Benito County | San Bernardino County | San Diego County | San Francisco County | San Joaquin County | San Luis Obispo County | San Mateo County | Santa Barbara County | Santa Clara County | Santa Cruz County | Shasta County | Sierra County | Siskiyou County | Solano County | Solvang | Sonoma County | Stanislaus County | Sutter County | Tehama County ! Tourism | Transportation | Trinity County | Tulare County | Tuolumne County | Venice Beach | Ventura County | Wine Country | Yolo County | Yosemite | Yuba County
Recreation
SkateLog Forum
SkateLog.com
Scuba Doll
Hawaiian Music
Ask About Sports

Web Site Editor
Kathie Fry Dot Com
Pictures of Kathie
Venice Beach Skating
U.S. States
Arizona for Visitors
California for Visitors
Hawaii for Visitors
Nevada for Visitors
New Mexico for Visitors

U.S. Cities
Los Angeles for Visitors
Miami for Visitors
Do It In Long Beach
Continental Travel
Do It In Africa
Do It In Asia
Do It In Europe
Do It In Oceania
Do It In The Americas

More World Travel
Travel Guides International
Vietnam for Visitors
Do It In Thailand