The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and is among the world's largest shipping ports.
The city also maintains a progressively declining oil industry with minor wells located both directly beneath the city as well as offshore.
Temple created a thriving cattle ranch and prospered, becoming the wealthiest man in Los Angeles County.
Both Temple and his ranch house played important local roles in the Mexican–American War.
Indigenous people have lived in coastal Southern California for over 10,000 years, and several successive cultures have inhabited the present-day area of Long Beach.