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Altadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Christmas Tree Lane

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, February 16, 2002
1. Christmas Tree Lane Marker
Inscription. The 135 Deodar Cedar trees were planted in 1885 by the Woodbury Family, the founders of Altadena. First organized by F.C. Nash in 1920, the "Mile of Christmas Trees" has been strung with 10,000 lights each holiday season through the efforts of volunteers and the Christmas Tree Lane Association. It is the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in Southern California.
 
Erected 1990 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Altadena Heritage. (Marker Number 990.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 11.042′ N, 118° 8.324′ W. Marker is in Altadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Santa Rosa Avenue. Click for map. The trees are located on Santa Rosa Avenue, both sides of street, from Woodbury Avenue to Altadena Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2230-2282 Santa Rosa Avenue, Altadena CA 91001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pasadena Public Library (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hopkins Alley (approx. 2.5 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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By Michael Kindig, February 16, 2002
2. Christmas Tree Lane Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Pacific Alley (approx. 2.5 miles away); Pasadena Robinson Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Gamble House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pacific Asia Museum (approx. 2.6 miles away); Legge Alley (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Floyd Chapman Nash (1886 - 1958) - Find A Grave Memorial. Organizer of the "Mile of Christmas Trees". (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

2. Altadena's Christmas Tree Lane. Every Christmas season for more than 80 years, the majestic deodars on the "Mile of Christmas Trees" are strung with 10,000 lights. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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By Michael Kindig, February 16, 2002
3. Christmas Tree Lane
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By Los Angeles Times, circa 1938
4. Christmas Tree Lane
 
 
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