How Zaferia Sobered Up and Became East Long Beach
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In 1907, a builder named Jay Burgin began constructing numerous city structures and homes. By 1920, Long Beach moved to annex Zaferia and succeeded. The area was renamed East Long Beach. In true fashion of a "big city" -- the renaming was celebrated by the residents of Zaferia being told to "clean up" and plant either palm trees or camphor (eucalyptus) themselves.