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  • 1855 The completion of a railroad across the Isthmus of Panama makes California more accessible. Travelers embarked on a steamship or sailing ship in New York, road the train across the isthmus, then re-embarked on another ship to sail up the Pacific Coast. [Source: California by Kevin Starr.]
  • 1989 Precious Life Shelter is founded in the City of Los Alamitos. Precious Life Shelter provides residential and supportive services for homeless pregnant women and their babies. In 2017 the organization broke ground for a new residential facility on Cherry St. to provide extended support for clients and their children.

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