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The Banning Family played a pivotal role in the development of southern California. Phineas Banning (1830-1885) immigrated to California from Philadelphia in 1852, and soon became a partner in a freight and stage-line business that ran between San Pedro and Los Angeles. He founded the settlement of Wilmington near San Pedro, which served as the hub of the Banning Company. Banning’s many business interests included shipping, warehousing, real estate, and transportation services to Los Angeles and inland areas. The Banning Company continued under the direction of Phineas’s sons, William, Joseph Brent (J.B.), and Hancock, until the company dissolved in 1920.

The Banning Company purchased the majority interest in Santa Catalina Island in 1892 with the intention of developing the site as a resort. In partnership with Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the family turned Catalina into a renowned fishing destination. The Bannings controlled Catalina Island until 1919 when they sold their controlling interest for $3.5 million dollars to chewing gum magnate William Wrigley.

From the guide to the Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I, 1850-1979, (bulk 1880s-1910s), (The Huntington Library)

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creatorOf Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I, 1850-1979, (bulk 1880s-1910s) The Huntington Library
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associatedWith Ayer family family
associatedWith Ayer, G. O. person
associatedWith Banning, Hancock, 1865-1925 person
associatedWith Banning, Hancock, 1892-1982 person
associatedWith Banning, Joseph Brent, 1861-1920 person
associatedWith Banning, Joseph Brent, 1889-1969 person
associatedWith Banning, Katharine Mary person
associatedWith Banning, Katharine Stewart person
associatedWith Banning, Phineas, 1830-1885 person
associatedWith Banning, William, 1858-1946 person
associatedWith Banning, William Phineas person
associatedWith Boye. person
associatedWith Bradley and Rulofson. corporateBody
associatedWith Brickey, E. M. person
associatedWith Buehman, Henry, 1851-1912 person
associatedWith Detroit Photographic Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Dewey, George N. person
associatedWith Essery, Ida M. person
associatedWith Fiesta de Los Angeles corporateBody
associatedWith Friend, Hervey. person
associatedWith Godfrey, W. M. (William Mollock), 1825-1900 person
associatedWith Golsh, A. C. person
associatedWith Hotel St. Catherine (Santa Catalina Island, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Huddleston, Lola L. person
associatedWith Huntington family family
associatedWith Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward), 1862-1922 person
associatedWith Ironmonger, Charles. person
associatedWith Keystone Photo Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Lowe, T. S. C. (Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt), 1832-1913 person
associatedWith Marceau, Theodore C., b. 1868 person
associatedWith Middle Ranch (Santa Catalina Island, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Park, Frank L. person
associatedWith Patton family family
associatedWith Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1856-1927 person
associatedWith Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945 person
associatedWith Putnam and Valentine. corporateBody
associatedWith Putnam, J. R. person
associatedWith Reyes, P. V. person
associatedWith Rogers, Will, 1879-1935 person
associatedWith Schumacher, Frank G., b. 1861 person
associatedWith Selleck, Silas. person
associatedWith Stagg Photographers (Los Angeles, Calif.). corporateBody
associatedWith Steckel, Geo. (George), b. 1864 person
associatedWith Swenson, Noren F. person
associatedWith Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912 person
associatedWith Thors, Louis. person
associatedWith Vail family family
associatedWith Waite, C. B. person
associatedWith Westervelt, James D., b. 1844 person
associatedWith Wrigley, Philip K. (Philip Knight), 1894-1977 person
associatedWith Zimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
San Marino (Calif.)
Avalon (Calif.)
Bartlett Springs (Calif.)
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Walnut (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)
San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bohemian Grove (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)
Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Two Harbors (Calif.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
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Boats and boating--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs
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