DescriptionIn 1939 aviation pioneer Jack Northrop founded Northrop Aircraft Co. in Hawthorne. Although not on the ocean, Hawthorne was the 1950s hometown of Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, who with Mike Love and Al Jardine became the Beach Boys, leading crooners of surf music during its 1960s heyday.
Visitor InfoHawthorne Chamber of Commerce 12519 Crenshaw Blvd. HAWTHORNE, CA 90250. Phone:(310)676-1163