In Los Angeles County there is a town called Whitter in the Long Beach California Area. Whittier got its name from its Quaker Roots. In fact, the popular Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a dedication poem for the town. The poet is memorialized in statue form in both the Whittier museum and in the park. The first Quaker church still stands on Philadelphia Street in uptown Whittier. Like most of the towns in the Long Beach Area, Whittier first developed as a large agricultural community. The main exports where citrus crops. Now Whittier has expanded to become part of the growing Los Angeles Area. While in Whittier there are a few places locals will highly recommend you visit during your stay. The Rose Hills Memorial Park, which is thought to be the one of the largest cemetery's in the world. The Whittier Museum located on Newlin Ave is open to the public on the weekends from 1-4 p.m. The museum does not charge for admission. Another place to visit is Whittier College. It was attended by former U.S president Richard Nixon. Yet, another popular tourist attraction is the P
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