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Huntington Park

Huntington Park is one of the Gateway Cities of Los Angeles in Southern California.

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Huntington Park is located between the 110 and 710 freeways on the east and west and the 10 and 105 freeways on the north and south. Florence Ave., Long Beach Blvd., and Santa Fe Ave. provide access to the city from the freeways.

Get around

  • Metro, ☎ +1 323 466-3876 (GO-METRO). Fares Regular: $1.75 (transfers within the MTA system are not free); Seniors (62 and older), Medicare, Disabled: $0.75; Two children under age 5 may travel free with each fare-paying adult. Regular Metro Day Pass: $7, valid on all MTA Bus and rail lines. Transfers to other systems, $0.50.

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  • 1 Rodeway Inn Hotel Huntington Park (6340 Santa Fe Ave.), ☎ +1 323 589-5971. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Pets up to 25 lb $20, free continental breakfast. Su-Th $60, F-Sa $80.
  • 2 Corona Inn, 2871 E Florence Ave., ☎ +1 323 835-6900.

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Alexandria is one of America’s most important Colonial towns. Sitting in the shadow of the nation’s capital, it was the home of George Washington, the launching point of the French and Indian war, and the site of the Thomas Jefferson’s inaugural ball. Alexandria is now the site of hundreds of architecturally and historically significant buildings, streets named after the heroes of America’s founding, and is home to numerous boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Historical Tours: Alexandria, Virginia takes the reader on an exploration of this storied American city from its beginnings, including the history behind its street names and founding families. Included are biographies, archival photos, maps, and timelines that add further texture to the history of this remarkable place.

A Walking Tour of Alexandria, Virginia (Look Up, America!)

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There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way.Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.This stretch of land along the west shore of the Potomac River was the last chunk of the Virginia Tidewater to be settled. In 1748, when Fairfax County was cleaved from Prince William County the town was created and named for a family that had once owned the land. Seventeen-year old George Washington was on the survey crew that laid off the town in streets and 84 half-acre lots. His half-brother Lawrence and brother Augustine were among the initial purchasers. George would later come to own a townhome as well and since it was only eight miles from his beloved estate at Mount Vernon always considered Alexandria his home town. In 1752 Alexandria was made the county seat. The town was incorporated in 1779 and adopted a seal with a ship in full sail - a nod to the town's position as one of the busiest ports in young America. Wheat was the main export but the warehouses on the waterfront were also filled with hogsheads of tobacco. The place became so attractive it was given away to the new Federal government to become part of the District of Columbia that was being built in 1799. In 1846 residents longing for a return to Virginia requested Congress to return Alexandria to the Old Dominion. Alexandria County was created and the town set up as its seat; in 1920 the county was changed to Arlington.The Federal government returned shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War. It became the longest occupied territory of the war but because the city saw little fighting, Alexandria escaped the havoc that obliterated the early history of other Virginia cities. The wooden wharves are gone and the air is no longer permeated by the odor of fish and fertilizer but the streetscape is stuffed with Federal-style brick houses and some of the streets even retain their cobbles. Our exploration will poke around the third oldest historic district in the country and we'll begin where the city did on the banks of the Potomac...

Walk and Bike the Alexandria Heritage Trail: A Guide to Exploring a Virginia Town's Hidden Past (Capital Travels)

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"Walk and Bike the Alexandria Heritage Trail" is the first guide to the new 23-mile Urban Heritage Trail in Alexandria, Virginia - one of our nation’s oldest towns, rich in early American history. For bikers or hikers, the guide covers 100 historical sites and 40 museums and historical parks along the trail. Based on 30 years of original fact finding, including archaeological digs and scholarly research, the Alexandria trail is an exciting urban link in the National Park Service’s Potomac Heritage Trail system.

Alexandria, 1861-1865 (Images of America: Virginia)

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Alexandria and Northern Virginia were the first areas to feel the fury of the Civil War. The New York Herald war correspondent observed, “Many hamlets and towns have been destroyed during the war, Alexandria has most suffered. It has been in the uninterrupted possession of the Federals. . . . Alexandria is filled with ruined people; they walk as strangers through their ancient streets, and their property is no longer theirs to possess. . . . these things ensued, as the natural results of civil war; and one’s sympathies were everywhere enlisted for the poor, the exiled, and the bereaved.” This book graphically portrays the scenes of war and occupation.

Chesapeake Bay: Maryland and Virginia Chartbook, 8th Edition

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Alexandria (Images of America)

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Alexandria has a long and storied past. Founded as a colonial tobacco port by English and Scottish merchants in 1749, the city prospered. It became the social and economic center of Northern Virginia and the upper Potomac region. When the nation's capital was established in 1791, Alexandria became a part of the District of Columbia. In 1833, a canal intended to increase trade and revenue nearly bankrupted the city. By the time Alexandria retroceded to Virginia in 1847, it had lost its standing among maritime cities on the Eastern Seaboard. Notable residents have included politicians and military heroes, such as George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Gerald R. Ford, as well as cultural icons Willard Scott and Jim Morrison. Today's Alexandria includes descendants of free and enslaved African Americans and the progeny of 18th- and 19th-century European immigrants who have joined with "new" Americans to create vibrant 21st-century communities.

Historic Alexandria, Virginia, Street by Street: A Survey of Existing Early Buildings

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This record of a famous port's architectural life includes 375 photographs of over 500 buildings dating from 1749 to the mid-19th century. Many of these structures are linked to such legendary residents as George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Chief Justice John Marshall.

A History Lover's Guide to Washington, DC: Designed for Democracy (History & Guide)

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Experience the history of America’s capitol with this uniquely engaging and informative guidebook.   Alternating between site visits and brief historical narratives, this guide tells the story of Washington, DC, from its origins to current times. From George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of the federal district, on a tour of America’s most beloved sites. Go inside the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln’s Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. And visit lesser-known sites, such as the grave of Pierre L’Enfant, the city’s Botanical Gardens, the Old Post Office, and a host of historical homes throughout the capital. This is the only guide you’ll need to curate an unforgettable expedition to our shining city on a hill.

Hidden History of Northern Virginia

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Had General George Washington lived anywhere other than Mount Vernon, Virginia, Washington, D.C., might not exist. In this exciting collection of hidden tales from Northern Virginia, author Charles Mills highlights the important role that this region played in our nation's history from colonial to modern times. Read about the Rebel blockade of the Potomac River, the imprisonment of German POWs at super-secret Fort Hunt during World War II and the building of the Pentagon on the same site and in the same configuration as Civil War, era Fort Runyon. Meet Annandale's "bunny man," who inspired one of the country's wildest and scariest urban legends; learn about the slaves in Alexandria's notorious slave pens; and witness suffragists being dragged from the White House lawn and imprisoned in the Occoquan workhouse. Mills masterfully relates these and other colorful tales of the people and events that left their imprints on Northern Virginia and the nation.

Alexandria Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Alexandria, Virginia - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

Philip R. O'Neill

The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). Afghan, African, American, Arabian, Asian Fusion, Calabrian, Chinese, Ethiopian, European, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Himalayan/Nepalese, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Pakistani, Persian/Iranian, Peruvian, Portuguese, Salvadoran, South African, Spanish, Sri Lankan, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

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