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 . . . — Map (db m50989) HM
Early in 1942 the US government designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the war years.
Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as . . . — Map (db m68088) HM
There are five panels placed at the memorial:First panel in front of the memorial to the right. There is a duplicate panel located at the left entrance of the walkway:
Wrigley Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Wm. . . . — Map (db m69075) HM
The Catalina Island Yacht Club has been a welcoming landmark in Avalon Bay since the building was completed in 1924. One of the oldest and most unique yacht clubs in Southern California, it has a proud history rich in the lore and tradition of . . . — Map (db m49679) HM
The sport of big game fishing originated in Avalon when Charles Frederick Holder caught a 183 pound Blue Fin Tuna with sport fish tackle on June 1, 1898. This angling milestone inspired him to form the Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island, an . . . — Map (db m49856) HM
The Tuna Club of Avalon marks the birthplace of modern big game sportfishing. In 1898, led by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the club's founding members adopted the rules of conduct stressing conservationist ethics and sporting behavior. Today, their . . . — Map (db m49678) HM
This restaurant was built in 1949 by locals Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert and is the oldest remaining Bob's Family Restaurant in America. It was designed by respected architect Wayne McAllister incorporating the 1940s Transitional design of . . . — Map (db m52246) HM
Burbank's first City Hall was built here in 1916. The building housed the offices of the City Council and City Manager, and was also home to the Police and Fire Departments. In 1943, these offices were relocated to the present-day City Hall across . . . — Map (db m57665) HM
On this site in 1915, Thomas Story with sons Henry and Walter opened Story & Sons Hardware store. Thomas Story was one of Burbanks earliest pioneers, arriving here in 1877. He opened Burbanks first livery stable in 1899, and also farmed and sold . . . — Map (db m55761) HM
On September 5, 1876, Charles Crocker, President of the Southern Pacific Company, drove a gold spike here to complete his company's San Joaquin Valley Line, the first rail connection of Los Angeles with San Francisco and Transcontinental lines. — Map (db m30663) HM
Robert A. Cinader's involvement with the Los Angeles County Fire Department began in 1971 when he filmed a pilot television movie about the county's fledgling paramedic program.
"Emergency" aired in 1972 and ran as a prime time show for five . . . — Map (db m50349) HM
On August 31, 1986 at 11:56 A.M., two planes collided above a Cerritos neighborhood in the vicinity of Carmenita Road and 18rd Street. The tragic accident claimed 82 lives, destroyed 11 homes and severely damaged seven others. The collison was . . . — Map (db m73108) HM
Home of pioneer William Workman. Workman and co-owner John Rowland developed the 48,790-acre La Puenta Rancho. Workman and co-leader Rowland organized the first wagon train of permanent eastern settlers which arrived in Southern California on . . . — Map (db m50981) HM
"El Campo Santo," this region's earliest known private family cemetery, was established in 1850 by William Workman. The miniature Classic Grecian mausoleum was built in 1919 by grandson Walter P. Temple. Included in this cemetery are the remains of . . . — Map (db m50983) HM
[The arch way leading to the grounds is flanked by two markers:]
Domνnguez Ranch House
Central portion built in 1826 by Manuel Domνnguez.
Rancho San Pedro
Ten square leagues granted, provisionally . . . — Map (db m64857) HM
About one half mile southeast of this spot, on Dominguez Hill in historic Rancho San Pedro, the first Air Meet in the United States was held during January 10-20, 1910. Subsequently, this area has evolved into one of the world's leading . . . — Map (db m50979) HM
The original house of two rooms was built in 1869 by A.R. Loomis. Other rooms were added by successive occupants. It was marked as the "Oldest House in Compton" in 1955; purchased by the city June 11, 1957; and removed from 209 South Acacia Street . . . — Map (db m50977) HM
PFC James Anderson Jr. was born in Los Angeles California on Jan. 22, 1947. While living in the Carson area, he attended Los Angeles Harbor College for a year and a half before joining the United States Marine Corps in February of 1966.
PFC . . . — Map (db m62660) WM
A portion of the original Spanish landgrant Rancho La Ballona
The American Legion Post #46 clubhouse was dedicated on August 9, 1930. Contractor Don S. Ely erected the building on this site over the first swimming pool in the area, on land . . . — Map (db m49954) HM
The First California Infantry, under Col. James H. Carleton, and First California Calvary, under Lt. Col. Benjamin F. Davis, marched from the port of San Pedro, 18 miles, a day's journey, to lay out Camp Latham. Named for U.S. Sen. Milton S. Latham, . . . — Map (db m49960) HM
This land was first traversed by Native Americans, called Tongva, (later known as the Gabrielinos). Under Spanish rule, it was settled as a portion of Rancho La Ballona. After Culver City was incorporated in 1917, the property became a horseracing . . . — Map (db m49961) HM
Originally a wood-frame structure, classes began for the 1865-66 school year as a part of the Ballona School District. In its first year, there were 17 boys and 11 girls registered in 14 classes. The teacher, Miss Craft from Boston, received $50 a . . . — Map (db m49959) HM
Once a part of Rancho La Ballona, Main Street was so recorded in 1913, through the efforts of real estate developer Harry Culver, our city's founder. It was the hub of our city and the street address of the Harry Culver Co. In 1924, the 6-story . . . — Map (db m51858) HM
In 1883 this land was donated by Seρor J. Francisco Figueroa to the Roman Catholic Church of Los Angeles in order that a mission church be built to serve the people of La Ballona Valley. In 1887 a small wooden chapel was built on this site. Priests . . . — Map (db m49951) HM
"Dedicated in perpetuity to the service of the people that no good cause shall lack a champion and that evil shall not thrive unopposed."
The Citizen Publishing and Printing Company, established in 1923 by Eugene Donovan was the oldest . . . — Map (db m50078) HM
On this site in 1919, the Colonial Administration Building of what was to become one of Culver City's three major motion picture studios was completed. Built by and first producing film as the Thomas H. Ince Studios, it later became known as DeMille . . . — Map (db m49955) HM
Constructed in 1930 in Zig-Zag Moderne style, the Helms Building played an important part in the history of Culver City. It housed the Helms Bakery until 1969, a family owned business founded by Paul Helms. Helms Bakery was known as "the home of . . . — Map (db m49957) HM
The Hull Building was built on this site in 1925. Dr. Foster Hull, having the interest of his profession at heart, built the most modern medical offices and hospital possible for that time. Early in the 1930's, Louis Freeman acquired the building . . . — Map (db m49950) HM
The Lugos, a Spanish landgrant family, arrived in the pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles in the 1700's and settled prior to 1900 on this site. This was originally a portion of Rancho La Ballona which was established by the Machados. . . . — Map (db m51869) HM
Culver City purchased a major portion of this land, known as Exposition Park, in 1938. It was officially designated as Veterans Memorial Park on August 8, 1949. Bond financing of $550,000 guaranteed the construction of the Veterans Memorial Building . . . — Map (db m51867) HM
This is the oldest existing McDonald's hamburger stand in the world. Its neon arches and red and white tile have become an icon of the California car culture of the 1950s. The towering neon chef, "Speedee," was McDonald's first mascot and symbolizes . . . — Map (db m51959) HM
The Trails Restaurant started small, but vigorous in 1952 on land acquired in unincorporated territory along a two lane road known as Highway 66. A welcome stop for travelers, the steak house earned a reputation for its hefty portions, thick soups, . . . — Map (db m52460) HM
El Monte, on the bank of the San Gabriel River, played a significant part in California's early pioneer history. It was first an encampment on the Old Spanish Trail, and extension of the trail from Missouri to Sante Fe. By the 1850's some began to . . . — Map (db m50987) HM
Donated by Frederick G. Exner to the El Monte Historical Society
Historical Artifact to Compliment the Osmund House Facility
This "The Aermotor Company" windmill was first erected in Gore, North Dakota, in April 1916, and served as a sole . . . — Map (db m51290) HM
This dwelling, built in 1849 by Don Vincente de la Osa, was a favored stopping place for the numerous travelers on El Camino Real. It stands on land that is part of the one-square-league Rancho El Encino granted in 1845 by Governor Pio Pico to three . . . — Map (db m61993) HM
The doctors house, a Glendale landmark, is named for the three prominent physicians Dr. G.V. Bogue, Dr. D.W. Hunt, and Dr. A.L. Bryant, and for DR. L.H. Hurtt chemist who made it their home. One of the few remaining residences of Queen Anne Eastlake . . . — Map (db m55764) HM
Miss American Green Cross was originally dedicated on May 4, 1928 to represent the American Green Cross Society. The early environmental organization was dedicated to the "saving of American's greatest asset-trees". The first chapter of the Society . . . — Map (db m56198) HM
Dedicated March 16, 1972, to the
Armed Services Veterans, and those
lost in action that call Hawaiian Gardens home.
"Our brave young people
have kept our country free."
Mayor Vern W. Furgeson
Hawaiian Gardens City Council
Mayor . . . — Map (db m97725) WM
It was here in the home of parents Murry and Audree that Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson grew to manhood and developed their musical skills. During Labor Day weekend 1961, they, with cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine, gathered here to record a . . . — Map (db m59320) HM
Built in 1927 by a group of celebrities that included Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Louis B. Mayer. Site of the first Academy Awards in 1929. A hideaway for Clark Gable and Carol Lombard. Marilyn Monroe did her first commerical shoot by the . . . — Map (db m77069) HM
Sidney Hoedemaker opened Hollywood's first family restaurant (that welcomed children) in 1927 and featured rich, hand-carved wood decor. Popular tunes were played on a pipe organ. The Hollywood Glee Club performed Friday evenings. Loreatta Young . . . — Map (db m77067) HM
Built by Warner Bros. in 1928 to be the crown jewel of its West Coast theaters. Sam Warner oversaw construction but died before it was completed. His ghost is said to haunt the building. The Italian Renaissance exterior design theme is continued . . . — Map (db m77068) HM
We climbed aboard that huge winged rocket,
and rode it to the sky.
Our minds would soar for hours and hours,
we're never gonna die.
With pitch and yaw, dives and rolls,
we'd blast bad guys to heaven.
We'd crash and burn and walk away, . . . — Map (db m66477) WM
Arthur "Kit" Murray was instrumental in pioneering the techniques of air-to-air fueling and the development of talk-down techniques for landing experimental aircraft. As a Flight Test Pilot at Edwards AFB, he flew programs on the X-1A and X-5, flew . . . — Map (db m66498) HM
Colonel Stephens distinguished himself in flight test, flying nearly all of the jet fighter aircraft from the F-80 Shooting Star to the F-106 Delta Dart. He graduated from the Experimental Test Pilot School in 1949.
Called the . . . — Map (db m79153) HM
The Flight Test Mission Control Center at Edwards Air Force Base is named for Colonel Ridley who lost his life in 1957 in the crash of a C-47 aircraft while serving on the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group in Japan.
Ridley was a pioneer . . . — Map (db m66504) HM
Colonel Jacobs received the Legion of Merit for meritorious service as Director and test pilot on the C-5A Test Force. It was at the time, one of the world's largest aircraft.
During his 46 years in aerospace, Jacobs logged more than 10,600 . . . — Map (db m66503) HM
This F/A-18 Hornet (bureau Number 161214) is a pre-production A-Model airplane whose first prototype rolled out of the McDonnell Douglas Plant on September 13, 1978. The Carrier-based Navel strike fighter did not become operational for several years . . . — Map (db m52887) HM
Panel 1: On loan from the United States Air Force, this F-4 Phantom II was acquired on November 7, 2001 from Edwards Air Force Base and transported to the Boeing Company facility at USAF Plant 42. Boeing volunteers worked many hours to . . . — Map (db m51280) HM
Fred Haise is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot who, in 1970, was a crewmember on the dramatic Apollo 13 aborted lunar mission. Due to an oxygen tank explosion, the crew had to utilize the Lunar Module "Aquarius" as a lifeboat. This mission will . . . — Map (db m69508) HM
As Northrops Chief Test Pilot for advanced fighter aircraft, Hank Chouteau helped develop dozens of new or modified aircraft, participating in aircraft design, development, test flights and marketing.
Chouteau logged more than 7,300 flight . . . — Map (db m66501) HM
John Manke was a NASA Research Pilot for more than 11 years and has flown over 4,500 hours. His career was highlighted by NASA research flights to test lifting body aircraft, preparing the way for the Space Shuttle and follow-on space programs. . . . — Map (db m66505) HM
Jack McKay died in 1975--20 years to the day after his first rocket flight. He had retired from NASA four years earlier, climaxing a 20-year flying career at Edwards in which he become one of the Centers most experienced rocket pilots. In the 50's . . . — Map (db m66496) HM
This monument is dedicated to
the brave men and women that honorable served
in the Armed Forces of the United States of America
in time of peace, wars and conflict.
The freedom of this great nation is only possible
because of the sacrifice of . . . — Map (db m66336) WM
Colonel Ferry distinguished himself in helicopters. Although he began his career as a fighter pilot, he became expert in helicopters, where he made his mark in 24 years of flight testing. He has flown 10,800 hours in 125 different aircraft, nearly . . . — Map (db m79154) HM
Jimmy Doolittle played an important role in the development of Air Force research at Edwards AFB. He was one of the founding fathers of Systems Command Air Force Research and Development Command. Through the late 1980's, Doolittle made annual visits . . . — Map (db m69509) HM
Thomas McMurtry logged over 11,000 hours of flying time since earning his pilot's wings in 1958. A graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School, he flew the U-2, X-246, F-8A, AD-1, YF-12C, F-104, F-15 and NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. . . . — Map (db m66507) HM
"....the privileges of being an American" belong to those brave enough to fight for them."
Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
In our tradition of honoring American aviators who have flown into the pages of history, the City of Lancaster . . . — Map (db m53030) HM
This buiding, erected by the Gilroy family in 1876, this building was purchased in 1902 by George T. Webber, who operated it as the Western Hotel. The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce was organized in its dining room. Between 1905 and 1913, . . . — Map (db m53028) HM
A fine example of a Spanish Colonial Revival courtyard apartment with all the charm and decorative enhancements of this Romantic style. The tiled fountain harks back to southern Spain. The first owner, H.J. Hamer, produced a high-quality residence . . . — Map (db m72619) HM
Built by Charles H. Windham, Mayor of Long Beach 1900 - 1908 and City Manager 1922 - 1932. This Edwardian home was restored in 1988 by owners Laura and Reuben Brasser and restoration architect Laurence E. Winans. — Map (db m72636) HM
William Erwin Willmore who was in this area in 1870 visualized a town would be built here. In 1882 this materialized as Willmore City; becoming the City of Long Beach in 1888.
November 16, 1963
Native Sons of the Golden West
Long Beach . . . — Map (db m83523) HM
Early Years 1892 - 1938
Mr. Douglas was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1892, the son of a bank cashier. His early interest in aviation was sparked by observing an Orville Wright flight in 1908. he attended the U.S. Naval Academy and then became the . . . — Map (db m101485) HM
In the early 1990s, Long Beach was world-famous as a visitor destination. Hotels and dance halls, trolleys and roller coasters lured tourist to the city. The mild climate and pristine beaches beckoned people to the water's edge. With daily train . . . — Map (db m71543) HM
A Renaissance Revival classic, notable for its architectural beauty and its terra cotta ornament. It was the first skyscraper, and introduced "modern" building design in the heart of Long Beach's original commercial district. — Map (db m72458) HM
Modeled after English Gothic churches, this is the third church on the site where the Long Beach United Presbyterian congregation was founded in 1906. The sanctuary has beautiful woodwork and stained glass. — Map (db m73099) HM
This monument marks the western end of a coast to coast highway extending a distance of three thousand six hundred fifty-two miles through fourteen states. It was erected by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in memory of the heroic . . . — Map (db m72661) HM WM
"All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential."
May 22, 1930 - November 27, 1978
Born on Long Island, New York, Harvey . . . — Map (db m72477) HM
The Long Beach Navy Memorial pays tribute to the city naval heritage
Long Beach's naval history dates back to 1908 with the arrival of President Theodore Roosevelt's 16-ship Great White Fleet. By the 1920s Long Beach established itself as a . . . — Map (db m71545) HM WM
(There are two markers with identical text)
These two concrete pads are the remains of a gun battery, known as JAAN-2 (Joint Army And Navy), that was in operation during World War II. Established as part of the Harbor Defense of Los . . . — Map (db m97719) HM
Caρon que pertenecio a las defensas del Puerto de Valparaiso aρo 1847 - Valparaiso 4.7.1976
"Canon that belonged to the defenses of the Port of Valparaiso year 1847 - Valparaiso 4.7.1976" — Map (db m97722) HM
Created in 1932 for the rowing events of the Xth Olympiad, the Stadium was the first manmade rowing course in the United States. Its width allowed four teams to race abreast, eliminating additional heats and allowing oarsmen to enter the finals at . . . — Map (db m2614) HM
This venue was built in 1929 as a multi purpose auditorium. In 1935 it opened as the Dunbar Skating Rink and served this function for many years. In 2001, after a period of vacancy, the Robert Gumbiner Foundation, through an adaptive reuse program, . . . — Map (db m72710) HM
Unity, a non denominational Church, was founded in Long Beach by the Reverends Louise and John Samuel Newman in 1923. A grass roots fundraising campaign led to the purchase of this site in 1933. Construction began in 1941. Architecture was inspired . . . — Map (db m72707) HM
This plaque was dedicated on the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the
Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association to honor the citizens of both cities
who are dedicated to peach through personal diplomacy.
November 8, 2013
Bob . . . — Map (db m73101) HM
The 27,000-acre Rancho was once part of an 18th-century Spanish land grant to soldier Manuel Nieto. The Monterey-style adobe was constructed in 1844 and served the Temple and Bixby families as headquarters for large-scale cattle and sheep ranching . . . — Map (db m50988) HM
Los Alamitos Los Cerritos
This plaque marks the dividing line between the two ranchos on which Long Beach was subsequently built. Originally a part of a Spanish land grant to Manuel Nieto in 1784. They were partitioned between the heirs by . . . — Map (db m72706) HM
[Upper Marker - as seen in 2001] This monument marks the intersection of three original California Ranchos:
Rancho Los Alamitos
Rancho Los Cerritos
Rancho Los Coyotes
[Lower Marker - as seen in 2002]
Los Alamitos . . . — Map (db m50231) HM
This mosaic tile mural, one of the largest in the world with more than 466,000 California tiles, was created by dozens of artists as a W.P.A. Federal Arts Project in 1937 to grace the facade of the Municipal Auditorium. It was saved from demolition . . . — Map (db m72453) HM
Recreation Park was acquired in 1923, and this speaker's stand was dedicated in 1929. The building was used as the location for many important community events such as all-state picnics, drama festivals, band concerts, school graduations, and the . . . — Map (db m73100) HM
A classic beaux arts office building in renaissance revival style designed by eminent Los Angeles architects known for many landmarks. Originally called Security Trust and Savings Bank, many prestigious firms located here. — Map (db m72476) HM
Founded in 1897, St. Luke's Episcopal Church has been a center of religious, cultural and social activities. The English Tudor Gothic church with its distinctive spire and courtyard is the second church at this site. It replaced the 1917 building . . . — Map (db m72621) HM
The Blackstone was designed as an apartment hotel building in Renaissance Revival style. It was a prominent feature of Long Beach's fledgling skyline, belonging to a group of downtown "high-rise" residential structures built in the early 1920's that . . . — Map (db m72703) HM
Rising majestically on a site overlooking the city's once famous beach and amusement park, The Breakers was built as the city's most splendid and luxurious resort hotel. Owned during the 40's by Conrad Hilton, it remained a hotel for decades until . . . — Map (db m72660) HM
One of a group of "own-your-own" apartment buildings constructed in the 1920's. Close to the beach and the downtown business district. The Californian has a distinctive, elegant beaux-arts facade with fine masonry and detailing. Long Beach architect . . . — Map (db m72456) HM
In March 2008, during a routine roof replacement on the Lafayette building's 11th floor patio, workers uncovered the 8 by 8 foot tile mural of a kneeling camel in front of the Pyramids of Giza. The vintage 1920's mural lay beneath two tons of . . . — Map (db m72686) HM
This duplex was built by William Esser, a successful Long Beach builder whose work included the now demolished but famous Pacific Coast Club. A fine example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, it was completed in 1929 just prior to the . . . — Map (db m72708) HM
Long Beach citizens built at this location the first publicly owned high school structure in Los Angeles County outside Los Angeles City. The Board of Trustees met here in April of 1893, dedicated the building in May, and opened it to pupils in . . . — Map (db m72449) HM
Designed by architect Harvey Lochridge for Fred Markwell in 1914, but not constructred until 1919, the Jergins Building was originally named after Markwell. Built in the Beaux-Arts style, the six story structure contained a theater and offices. In . . . — Map (db m94328) HM
The Kress Store, number 152 in the nationwide chain, consisted of ground floor retail. With offices above a three-story addition as built in 1929. An adaptive reuse in 1994 & 1995 for loft condominiums rescued a historic building that had been . . . — Map (db m72457) HM
A complex of three historic buildings in different architectural styles. The Campbell Apartments at 130 Linden were designed by Parker O. Wright and Francis Gentry in a Spanish Baroque style in 1928. The Lafayette Hotel was a premier art deco hotel . . . — Map (db m72454) HM
Originally Marti's Department Store, later Walker's Department Store, located in the heart of the city's retail district. Meyer and Holler were prominent Los Angeles architects, famous for many landmark buildings. — Map (db m72452) HM
The Transpacific Yacht Race, 2,225 nautical miles to Honolulu, is one of the great ocean races of the world. First launched in 1906, the race now features as many as 80 yachts, all completing for a place on the Transpac Walk of Fame. Past winners . . . — Map (db m72450) HM
This Veterans Memorial is Dedicated by the Employees of McDonnell Douglas Corporation to Honor the Sacrifices of the Men and Women who Have Served Our Nation in War and Peace.
More than 12,000 McDonnell Douglas Corporation . . . — Map (db m101481) HM
When completed, the Villa was the tallest building on the Southern California Coast and its French Gothic design won an award in Paris. It survived the 1933 earthquake but was seismically strengthened and restored in 1989-90. — Map (db m72709) HM
The Pony Express was an ultra-fast but short-lived mail service that ran between the East and West from 1860 to 1861. The roughly 1,900-mile route began in Missouri and passed through Wyoming and Utah before crossing the Sierra Nevada mountain . . . — Map (db m76323) HM
Built in 1901 by Colonel J. W. Eddy, lawyer, engineer, and friend of President Lincoln, Angel's Flight is said to be the world's shortest incorporated railway. The counterbalanced cars, controlled by cables, travel a 33 percent grade for 315 . . . — Map (db m32455) HM
Curtis Mosby, the conductor of the Dixieland Blue Blowers, opened the Apex on Thanksgiving 1928. The classy nightclub was home to revues featuring beautiful showgirls in extravagant costumes. Johnny Otis led the house band, but Alabam . . . — Map (db m51175) HM
This is the oldest existing house in Los Angeles. Built about 1818 by Don Francisco Avila, it was occupied briefly as American headquarters in 1847. Severely damaged in the earthquake of 1971, the house is now restored as an example of California . . . — Map (db m50943) HM
Near this spot stood the Bella Union Hotel, long a social and political center. Here, on October 7, 1858, the first Butterfield Overland Mail stage from the East arrived 21 days after leaving St. Louis. Warren Hall was the driver, and Waterman . . . — Map (db m59812) HM
This building, located on the site of the Juan Sepulveda adobe, was designed as the United Methodist Church Conference Headquarters and the Plaza Community Center. Today it serves as the Consulate-General of Mexico. In 1968, the building was . . . — Map (db m54751) HM
Makes His Mark
His name endures in the eponymous town of wealth and horseflesh set against the San Gabriel Mountains, but mining tycoon Louis Bradbury made his loveliest mark on Southern California with the . . . — Map (db m92497) HM
This monument is dedicated to Capt. Lou Lenart and to all U.S. Marine Corps and Navy pilots who flew the F4-U or FG-1D Corsair in combat during World War II.
“Most of my experience with the Corsair was in close support of our ground . . . — Map (db m68546) HM WM
Panel 1: Chester Stock, Ph.D. January 28, 1892 - December 7, 1950 Paleontalogist
Chief curator of science - Los Angeles County Museum Chairman of the Division of Geological Sciences California Institute of Technology who, encouraged . . . — Map (db m51436) HM
Panel 1: This monument is the oldest surviving structure
of Chinese settlement in the Los Angeles area.
It illustrates the use of traditional ceremonies
brought from China and honors the lives
of 19th century Chinese Americans. . . . — Map (db m74019) HM
This street is named for Damien Marchessault, a French Canadian, who served twice as mayor of Los Angeles - from 1859-1860 and again from 1861-1865. During his terms in office, the Plaza Church was rebuilt and the City Gas Company was organized. . . . — Map (db m54748) HM
In September 1940, during the Battle of Britain, there was formed in Yorkshire a Royal Air Force Squadron manned by American volunteers. This was 71 (Eagle) Squadron, joined in 1941 by 121 (Eagle) and 133 (Eagle) squadrons.
244 American and 16 . . . — Map (db m51500) HM
Upper marker - English
Born on the island of Majorca, off the coast of Spain, Father Serra was ordained in Palma where he taught for fifteen years before being sent to Mexico as a missionary in 1749. In 1769 he became Padre Presidente of . . . — Map (db m54556) HM
The Founders of the City of Los Angeles: Vanegas, Quintero, Rodriguez, Villavicencio, Navarro, Rosas, Camero, Rosas, Moreno, Mesa,
Before 1850, the chief executive of the pueblo was the alcalde, who sat on the ayuntamiento . . . — Map (db m55296) HM
On this site stood
Fort Moore built by the
Mormon Battalion during
the War with Mexico
This memorial honors the troops who helped to win the South West.
The Flag of the United States was raised here on July 4th 1847
by United . . . — Map (db m81688) HM
The Citizens of Los Angeles County
In December 1916 by
Captain Allan Hancock
With a request that the scientific
features be preserved
First historic reference to the tar pools
Recorded in the diary of . . . — Map (db m59013) HM
Homage to Our Mexican-American Heroes
Veterans of America's Wars.
Covered with glory, their ideals of service provide power to America, for peace and for human dignity. Long live America during this time of such power.
Homenaje a . . . — Map (db m54554) HM
Key scenes from the
classic motion picture "Rebel Without a Cause"
were filmed at the Griffith Observatory
in Spring 1955. Although many movies
have been filmed at Griffith Observatory,
"Rebel Without a Cause"was the first to
portray the . . . — Map (db m20240) HM
Text on the plaque attached to the south face of the base beneath the tall column in the northwest corner [traditionally the Japanese/Japanese-American section of the cemetery]:
In Sacred Memory
This memorial is reverently placed here . . . — Map (db m74081) HM WM
Doria Deighton Jones was the widow of wealthy industrial John Jones who died in 1876. The Jones family formerly lived in a large adobe home which was torn down in 1886 when Bath Street was widened and made an extension of Main Street. Doria had at . . . — Map (db m64218) HM
This site is dedicated to the Latino-American Heroes who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for bravery. For love of country, they performed above and beyond the call of duty.
Heroes y compatriotas, con . . . — Map (db m74096) WM
This site was part of the lands originally granted to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781 by the King of Spain, Carlos III, under the Spanish Law of the Indies. The first plaza of the pueblo had been located to the southeast, closer to the . . . — Map (db m50945) HM
Constructed by the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, opened on May 7, 1939. It was considered to be the most impressive railroad station of its type in the entire west.
In it's heyday the terminal covered 52 acres, . . . — Map (db m54551) HM
The Machine Shop is a one-and-a-half story building that was built on Main Street around 1910. It is located on the site of what is believed to have been the stables of Doria Deighton Jones' adobe home which was torn down in 1886, and was built by . . . — Map (db m64220) HM
Main Street is one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles. Originally called by its Spanish name, Calle Principal, it was included in the first survey map of Los Angeles, drawn by Lt. E. O. C. Ord in 1849. The street ran from south of First . . . — Map (db m64219) HM
The Merced Theatre was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest structures erected in Los Angeles for the presentation of dramatic performances. It served as the center of theatrical activity in the city from 1871 to 1876. The theatre was built by . . . — Map (db m50952) HM
This tablet commemorates the
one hundredth anniversary
of the erection of this church
Our Lady Queen of Angeles.
Built in 1814 by the Franciscan
Fathers, restored and enlarged in 1912
Right Reverend Thomas James Conaty
being Bishop of . . . — Map (db m50935) HM
Like the jewel-box that it is, the Oviatt Building husbands its treasures within its walls yet even casual passerby can get a hint of the gorgeousness inside, from just a glimpse of the nymph-crowned gates, of the overhead . . . — Map (db m92506) HM
The Pico House was built by Pio Pico, last Governor of California under Mexican rule, who lived almost the entire length of the nineteenth century from 1801 to 1894. This was the first three story building and the first grand hotel in Los Angeles. . . . — Map (db m50949) HM
Dedicated to the firemen of the Los Angeles Fire Department - past, present and future - who, since 1871, by their courage and faithful devotion to duty have protected the lives and property of the citizens of Los Angeles from the ravages of fire. — Map (db m51301) HM
Spanish colonization of California began in 1769 with the expedition of Don Gaspar de Portolα from Mexico. With Captain Don Fernando Rivera v Moncada, Lieutenant Don Pedro Fages, Sgt. Josι Francisco Ortega, and Fathers Juan Crespν and Francisco . . . — Map (db m59292) HM
For nearly a century, the San Antonio Winery has been the heart of winemaking culture in Los Angeles. The winery's founder Santo Cambianica left his home, Berzo San Fermo, in Lombardy, Italy in 1910. Then in 1917 he founded his company on the . . . — Map (db m94904) HM
The most famous Hollywood restaurant of its day, the Brown Derby opened Valentine's Day, 1929. Owner Robert Cobb was also the inventor of the Cobb Salad. He originated furnishing telephones at tables during mealtime. celebrities popularity was . . . — Map (db m17517) HM
This was the site of Saint Vincent's College from 1868 to 1887. The college, now Loyola University, was founded by the Vincentian Fathers in 1865 and was the first institution of higher learning in Southern California. — Map (db m62897) HM
The Down Beat was part of what was known during the War years as “Little Harlem”. It was a popular destination for Hollywood celebrities and the upper-class residents of Beverly Hills. Buddy Collete created his Stars of Swing in 1946 at . . . — Map (db m51234) HM
Edmund D. Edelman was first elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1974, following a distinguished nine-year career on the Los Angeles City Council and prior public service in Washington, D.C.; Sacramento; and the U.S. Navy. . . . — Map (db m67296) HM
This plaque and garden are dedicated to the memory of the first peoples who lived in what is now the County of Los Angeles. Some of the earliest Indians were members of the Uto Aztecan linguistic family or were descended from the Shoshone Tribe. . . . — Map (db m54552) HM
This plaque marks the end of the Old Spanish Trail, an historic pack trail from Santa Fe to the Pueblo of Los Angeles. This trail was used by Mexican traders who brought woolen goods from New Mexico to trade for highly prized California mules and . . . — Map (db m54874) HM
A penniless Irish immigrant boy who rose by the force of his industry, intelligence, integrity and intrepidity to be a sturdy American citizen, a self-educated engineering genius, a whole-hearted humanitarian, the father of the city's water system, . . . — Map (db m32188) HM
October 10, 1542
Famed Spanish Explorer Juan Rodriguez
Discovered a large Chumash Indian Village close to the sea at which he first claimed possession of Alta California lands for the King of Spain. He was greeted by the . . . — Map (db m74707) HM
Designed by Stiles O. Clements in 1929, this Spanish Colonial Revival home contains the best surviving examples of decorative ceramic tile produced by Malibu Potteries. During its short existence from 1926 to 1932, Malibu Potteries made an . . . — Map (db m50986) HM
Designed by City Engineer A.L. Harris, this pier was constructed by the City of Manhattan beach during the years 1917-1920. The roundhouse building was added a year later. Harris' innovative design featured a rounded end to the pier, which helped it . . . — Map (db m50990) HM
A replica of one in Cordoba, Spain; was built around 1812-1814 and was part of the water system in San Fernando Mission garden.
100 years later this garden was the property of Mr. Leslie C. Brand, who donated a part of it to Los Angeles for a . . . — Map (db m39445) HM
Born in Victoria, Spain - 1736. Joined the Franciscan Order in 1751. Sent to the College of San Fernando in Mexico City in 1759.
Labored in Mexico and Baja, California until 1775. Spent 10 years at Mission San Diego.
Selected 2nd Presidente . . . — Map (db m101198) HM
1. Historical Museum
The museum exhibits a pictorial history of the mission, pottery, santos, trade and commerce items, together with an extensive collection of early mission baskets given by Marie and Mark Harrington.
2. . . . — Map (db m101200)
Founded in 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco Lasuen
We honor those men of faith, courage and vision who guided the founding of the mission and also those who have preserved it for posterity — Map (db m50946) HM
Rubble masonry water storage dam built by San Fernando Mission Indians in 1808. Water Flowed to the mission via a tiled pipe. Marked by El Camino Real Parlor No. 324 Native Daughters of the Golden West March 11, 1972 — Map (db m72610) HM
Near this site, on January 3, 1847, was fought the
Battle of the Rio San Gabriel
between American forces commanded by Capt. Robert F. Stockton, U.S. Navy, Commander-in- chief, Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearney, U.S. Army, and . . . — Map (db m51042) HM
The first hydroelectric installation in California for long-distance transmission of alternating current at high voltage was built in 1892 on San Antonio Creek below this spot by the San Antonio Light and Power Company organized by Dr. Cyrus . . . — Map (db m155) HM
[This site was designated as California Registered Historic Landmark No. 1006 on May 11, 1992.
There are three rock and concrete bases which at one time displayed three different plaques. The plaques are now missing.]
California . . . — Map (db m101202) HM
In 1769 Spanish padres sent out by Father Junipero Serra recommended this property as a mission site. It became instead a farm and ranch for the San Fernando Mission.
A . . . — Map (db m20114) HM
This site was the location of a combination store, post office, telegraph office, tavern, and stage depot accommodating travelers during the Kern River gold rush in the early 1850s. A regular stop for Butterfield and other early California stage . . . — Map (db m20098) HM
In 1839, the Mexican Government granted to
Antonio del Valle some 48,000 acres of
The Santa Clarita Valley known as the Del Valle Rancho.
On March 9, 1842, Francisco Lopez y Arbello, the brother-in-law of Antonio del Valle, visited the . . . — Map (db m20112) HM
Francisco Lopez made Californias first authenticated gold discovery on March 9, 1842. While gathering wild onions near an oak tree in Placerita Canyon he found gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. The San Fernando placers and nearby . . . — Map (db m51516) HM
In Placeritas Canyon, March 1842, Francisco Lopez Y Arballo, while gathering wild onions from around an old oak, discovered gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. It is estimated that $80,000 in gold was discovered as a result of this . . . — Map (db m51669) HM
In 1875 the Star Oil Company, one of the predecessors of the Standard Oil Company of California, drilled its first Pico Canyon well, which yielded about one hundred barrels per day. The discovery resulted in the erection of the first commercial oil . . . — Map (db m30665) HM
Dedicated To The Honored Dead Of American Aviation On
The 50th Anniversary Of Powered Flight, Dec. 17, 1953,
By Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker USAF (Ret.)
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Beneath The Memorial tablets in this sacred portal
rest the . . . — Map (db m29365) HM
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company
Logo showing a famous Giant Redwood view with a cutout for the road to go through.
"Giant of the Pacific"
Undertaken in behalf of the company's half-million . . . — Map (db m65827) HM
In 1893 the Southern Pacific Railroad Company completed its 4,720-foot wharf which served as a deep water port for the Los Angeles area. After San Pedro became Los Angeles' official harbor in 1897, shipping activity at Port Los Angeles declined. . . . — Map (db m50984) HM
Originally part of the San Fernando mission lands, this ranch was purchased by David Wark Griffith, revered pioneer of silent motion pictures in 1912, it provided the locale for many western thrillers, including "Custer's Last Stand", and was . . . — Map (db m54717) HM
Born in Duluth, Minnesota, on February 14th, 1913. In the 1930s he won the junior pilot aerobatic meet, barnstormed the country, operated two flying schools and competed in air races. In 1941 he joined the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and tested . . . — Map (db m64621) HM
Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Production Period: 1993 to 1997
Number Produced: 21
Production Series: Production Blocks 10, 20, and 30
Roles: Originally designed as a land-based all-weather intercontinental . . . — Map (db m47722) HM
Blackbird Wind Tunnel Model
Aircraft models such as this are used in high-speed wind tunnels to test aerodynamic shapes, stresses, and temperatures. This particular model was used for testing all . . . — Map (db m51182) HM
James J. Stegman
1920 - 2009
Born Aug 23, 1920, in Offerle, Kansas. He was the 6th son of 18 children. In 1940, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a Private. As he worked up in rank to Sergeant, he also was sent to pilot school. He received . . . — Map (db m47729) HM
Monty Odett believed in and continuously worked for progress and development in the Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley Freeway will remain a lasting testimonial to his dedication. Concrete monument to the cooperation between community leadership . . . — Map (db m78267)
Built in 1886
Dedicated to the Citizens of Palmdale.
October 16, 1986
On April 10, 1888 the Palmdale School District was formed and this building served as its first school. The school, located near 27th East & Ave R-8, was attended by the . . . — Map (db m53031) HM
Stanley P Butchart
1928 - 2008
After receiving primary and secondary civilian pilot training. Butchart enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1942. Upon his completion of flight training at Corpus Christi, Tex., he joined torpedo-bomber Air . . . — Map (db m47723) HM
With more than 150 "First Flight" records and numerous milestone in flight, the Antelope Valley has been home to Aerospace throughout the century. These numerous accomplishments include:
-Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager's breaking of . . . — Map (db m55372) HM
One of the most outstanding geological feautures in California, extending for over 650 miles from Point Arena, North of San Francisco, to south of San Corconio Pass. Between twenty and thirty miles deep and more than a mile wide in some locations. . . . — Map (db m55474) HM
Named for Perry P. Bonham, a plumber who occupied 45 West Colorado Boulevard in the Hugus and Bonham Block. Today, the late nineteenth-century masonry buildings are grouped behind a two-story Spanish Colonial facade. Bonham served as a police . . . — Map (db m72695) HM
Named for J.C. Brainard who was a partner in the development of Prospect Park, one of Pasadena's first prestigious residential subdivisions. He was the first President of the Pasadena Board of Realtors (1908) and was an officer of the Home Telephone . . . — Map (db m72644) HM
Built in 1906 for Edgar R. Braley, an influential figure in early Pasadena. Braley was a well respected businessman who also served as a park, fire, and police commissioner. The Braley Building at 35 South Raymond Avenue was the former site of two . . . — Map (db m71231) HM
Named for the family that founded the Penn Oil and Supply Company in 1903, the First Independent Firestone and Union Oil Dealership on the West Coast. In the early 1930s, G.C. Christensen opened the largest and most modern automotive service . . . — Map (db m72694) HM
Named for General Edwin Ward, a major real estate investor and owner of the Ward Block and the Grand Hotel at the southwest corner of Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue originally named "Grimes Alley" after Charles Grimes whose restaurant and . . . — Map (db m72689) HM
Named for the Pacific Electric Railway Company. The now-vanished Pacific Alley Intersected Electric Alley at mid-block. Owned by Henry E. Huntingon, the Pacific Electric System was the largest electric railway in the world, covering Southern . . . — Map (db m72682) HM
Named for the "Exchange Block Building" at 13-27 East Colorado Boulevard whose most important business was the Carlton Hotel, a first-class business hotel established in 1886. On the first floor were Harper & Reynolds Hardware Company and Alexander . . . — Map (db m71145) HM