Located in the state of California and a city in southeast Los Angeles County in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Bellflower was originally named Somerset in 1909 when the first post office in the area was established. However, the Post Office Department then rejected the name as it will create confusion with Somerset, Colorado, thus, the present name was then derived from the bellflower apple, which has been grown abundantly in the local orchards in the early 1900s. The area was settled originally b small communities of the Dutch, Japanese, and Portuguese descent dairy farmers. Upon the end of World War II, the property values and the threatened annexation by Los Angeles forced the dairy farmers to move several miles east. At the start of the 1950s up until the end of the 1960s, the city’s main thoroughfare, Bellflower Boulevard, became a thriving center for retail and shopping strip. There were numerous retail and franchise restaurant firms that started on this same street.
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