Correspondence and reports pertaining to Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro Harbor, Long Beach
Harbor, Los Angeles River, Newport Bay, San Diego Harbor, Santa Monica breakwater, and
the Point Fermin landslide (1929). Includes materials on tides and boundaries.
David Edward Hughes was born on September 21, 1861 at Palmyra, Ohio, the son of Evan and
Ann Johns Hughes. His youth was spent in that locality attending school, farming for his
widowed mother, and working in sandstone quarries. At the age of sixteen he moved to
Dunigan in Northern California.
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