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Old 04-28-2018, 11:27 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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The last time I was in San Pedro, I couldn't find any evidence of a Portuguese culture, though I'm not certain what exactly that would look like and I didn't see the entire area. Is there still any Portuguese culture of any significance there, or did they melt into America?
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:59 PM
 
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The last time I was in San Pedro, I was at the fish market. It was all pretty much Latino or Asian. No linguisa in sight.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:27 AM
 
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Portuguese presence in Los Angeles, even at its height in the 1920-30s, was always insignificant. Old people died, young people moved out and the lack of newcomers was the death sentence of the Portuguese community in San Pedro. Wikipedia still claims it as a "Portuguese neighborhood", but in reality it's all Hispanic there like pretty much anywhere else in LA. Even in Artesia the Portuguese presence is merely symbolic now. You will run into every single nationality in the book before you run into a Portuguese in LA or SoCal.
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Portuguese presence in Los Angeles, even at its height in the 1920-30s, was always insignificant. Old people died, young people moved out and the lack of newcomers was the death sentence of the Portuguese community in San Pedro. Wikipedia still claims it as a "Portuguese neighborhood", but in reality it's all Hispanic there like pretty much anywhere else in LA. Even in Artesia the Portuguese presence is merely symbolic now. You will run into every single nationality in the book before you run into a Portuguese in LA or SoCal.
Are you certain about the 1920's-30's era? I believe I saw a documentary or Huell Howser or something that stated otherwise and that the Portuguese pretty much dominated the fishing industry in SP.
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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Are you certain about the 1920's-30's era? I believe I saw a documentary or Huell Howser or something that stated otherwise and that the Portuguese pretty much dominated the fishing industry in SP.
Do you mean nowadays?
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:52 PM
 
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Do you mean nowadays?
No. As stated, in the 1920-30's. And so I'm wondering if there are any ostensible vestiges that remain.
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Old 04-29-2018, 04:27 PM
 
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No. As stated, in the 1920-30's. And so I'm wondering if there are any ostensible vestiges that remain.
It's possible that back in those days the Portuguese community established were into the fishing industry. But still, it was in insignificant numbers compared to all the other communities established around LA. It vanished many moons ago. If it weren't for historical accounts, none would ever even suspect there was ever a Portuguese community in San Pedro 100 years ago. The only vestiges are in Artesia, An Our Lady of Fatima school and church were founded by Portuguese in the 1920's but now caters to Filipino, Hispanics and Asian students and parishioners. There is cultural center also, but it is probably as Portuguese as PC Chiang or Panda Express are Chinese.
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