Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
James B. Lankershim. Born Charleston, MO, March 24, 1850. Died Oct. 16, 1931. Commissioned Capt. Troop D Calvary 1st Brigade, N.G.O. Aug. 9, 1895 and Lieutenant Colonel N.G.O. July 21, 1903.
Near here on the bank of the Los Angeles River was fought the Battle of Cahuenga, Feb. 22, 1845.
The treaty of peace between Gen. John C. Fremont and Gen. Andres Pico was signed 1½ miles north at Cahuenga on Jan. 13, 1847.
Erected 1940. (Marker Number 181.)
Location. 34° 7.668′ N, 118° 21.922′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Nichols Canyon Road near Chandelle Road. Touch for map. Park at the end of Nichols Canyon Rd and hike up a steep hill. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campo de Cahuenga (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. 2 miles away); Big Boy (approx. 2 miles away); Hollywood’s First Major Film Company Studio Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Hollywood Reporter (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Pig ‘n Whistle (approx. 2½ miles away).
Regarding Lankershim Monument. In 1978, the J. B. Lankershim Monument was recognized as Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage Monument No. 181.
J.B. Lankershim was one of the first real estate developers in the San Fernando Valley. The town of North Hollywood was originally called Lankershim, and a street still bears his family name. This monument was built on land he donated as a Boy Scout camp, and today it is a residential community. His ashes were scattered across the San Fernando Valley.
Categories. • Peace • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Last updated on October 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.