Phillips Ranch Photo Collection


The Phillips Ranch Photo Collection documents the lives of the Phillips Family, one of the early ranchers on the Peninsula. In the late 1880s, portions of the Rancho de los Palos Verdes originally part of the Rancho San Pedro became the property of Jotham Bixby. Harry Phillips was hired by the Bixby Family to manage the Rancho. The Phillips Family ranched, raised cattle and horses and also farmed the area. Many of the photos in this collection are taken in the area that is the Palos Verdes Golf Course.