Banning family,

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Phineas Banning (1830-1885) immigrated to California from Philadelphia in 1852, and soon established a freight and stage-line business that serviced the Los Angeles area. He founded the settlement of Wilmington near San Pedro which served as the hub of the Banning Company. The Company's many interests included transportation services, warehousing, and real estate. The Banning Company purchased the majority interest in Santa Catalina Island in 1892 with the intention of developing the site as a resort. The Company controlled the island until 1919 when they sold their interest to William Wrigley. The Banning Company dissolved in 1920.

From the description of Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part II [graphic], 1814-1879, (bulk 1880-1920) (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 123408389

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creatorOf Banning family,. Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part II [graphic], 1814-1879, (bulk 1880-1920) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Ayer family family
associatedWith Banning, Hancock, 1865-1925 person
associatedWith Banning, J. B. (Joseph Brent) person
associatedWith Banning, J. B. (Joseph Brent), photographer. person
associatedWith Banning, Phineas, 1830-1885 person
associatedWith Banning, William, 1858-1946 person
associatedWith Banning, William L., 1814-1893 person
associatedWith Bertrand & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Bradley & Rulofson. corporateBody
associatedWith Collier, Charles T. person
associatedWith Conaway, B. F. person
associatedWith Dewey, George N. person
associatedWith Friend, Hervey. person
associatedWith Godfrey, W. M. (William Mollock), 1825-1900. person
associatedWith Holder, Charles Frederick, 1851-1915 person
associatedWith Jarvis, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Mojonier, A. Louis. person
associatedWith Patton family family
associatedWith Patton, George S. (George Smith) person
associatedWith Payne, Stanton & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Plaza Photo Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Schumacher, Frank G., b. 1861. person
associatedWith Stanton & Burdick. corporateBody
associatedWith Steckel & Lamson. corporateBody
associatedWith Sunbeam Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Pomona (Calif.)
Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California--Ventura County
Ranch life


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Active 1879

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