Historian talks about Zaferia, East Long Beach

By Greg Mellen, Staff Writer

03/25/2012 05:03:06 PM PDT

Local historian Maureen Neeley will discuss the legacy of the Zaferia and East portions of Long Beach at the monthly meeting of the East Anaheim Street Business Alliance, at noon Tuesday at the Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St.

Neeley's presentation will trace the history of the area from its orgins as the Zaferia village of farmhands on rancho lands, through the era of Red Car trains, to economic boom in the 1920s and the dropping of the Zaferia name, to the current middle-class neighborhoods and businesses referred to as East Long Beach.

The event is free. A buffet lunch for $12 will be served.

Information is available and RSVPs can be made online at , 562-494-3800.