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By Tim Carr, January 23, 2010
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Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Heritage Park
Located within Daniel Pratt Historic District, this park overlooks Autauga Creek and the manufacturing complex around which this New England style village developed. Daniel Pratt founded Prattville in 1839, and patterned the town after those of his . . . — Map (db m27958) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fairhope — Land, Capital, Labor
Land “The Source of all wealth” Henry George 1839-1897 Taxes applied to the source are an inducement to use the land wisely These parks donated by Fairhope Single Tax Corporation September 29, 1931

Capital . . . — Map (db m128893) HM

Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — Here ends the Alabama Scenic River Trail
Historic 650 miles Water Route along the Coosa, Alabama and Mobile Rivers _________ Beginning on the Coosa River at the Alabama-Georgia State Line Established 2007 — Map (db m122443) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Orange Beach — Romar Beach
Romar Beach began as a large homestead property with three miles of beachfront spanning from Gulf State Park to Hwy 161 in Orange Beach. The original property now covers only 480 feet. It was a true homestead and the owners were required to ‘till . . . — Map (db m122463) HM
Alabama (Bibb County), Brierfield — Hayes-Morton House
Wilson Hayes constructed this typical farm house for his wife and six children just south of Six Mile around 1900. After he moved to Oklahoma c. 1915, his daughter Ollie and her husband Levert Rotenberry lived in the home until 1928. Between 1928 . . . — Map (db m37136) HM
Alabama (Bibb County), Brierfield — Sunshine & Dorothy Morton HouseBrierfield Iron Works Historical State Park
Originally located off Patton Chapel Road in what is today Hoover, Alabama, the Sunshine and Dorothy Morton house was moved to the Brierfield Park in March 2005 by the Morton family and restored over the next two years by restoration specialist . . . — Map (db m37177) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Oxford — Better Understandings, New Friendships — Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —
In 2007, the City of Oxford began planning what is today known as Choccolocco Park. Discoveries at the site identified the presence of the humans inhabiting this land as early as 10,000 years ago. Oxford undertook an archaeological investigation . . . — Map (db m144980) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Oxford — Caver-Christian-Davis FarmAD 1832 to AD 1865 — Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —
Choccolocco Park is located on land that was farmed by the Caver, Christian and Davis families from 1840 until the late twentieth century. During the Great Depression, the farm was documented by the Historic American Building Survey. The subjects . . . — Map (db m145025) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Oxford — Welcome to the Choccolocco ParkInterpretive Trail
The interpretive trail winds through what was once the 19th century Muscogee (Creek) Nation town of Choccolocco. Archaeologists have found evidence that Native Americans began coming to this place about 8,000 BC and the establishment of long-term . . . — Map (db m145097) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Missing Pieces
"We by-and-by discovered...a pair of those splendid birds, the Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (Picus principalis). They were engaged in rapping some tall dead pines, in a dense part of the forest, which rang with their loud notes." . . . — Map (db m112801) HM
Alabama (Hale County), Moundville — Moundville Archaeological ParkAlabama Indigenous Mound Trail
I do not think in the Southern States there is a group of Mounds to compare to Moundville, in the arrangement and state of preservation of the mounds. - Clarence B. Moore, amateur archaeologist, 1910

Spanning more than . . . — Map (db m144745) HM

Alabama (Jackson County), Estillfork — Walls of Jericho
Nature preserve, recreation area, and wildlife management area. This tract was protected and made available for public recreation through the efforts of the Alabama forever wild land trust. The Alabama state lands division of the department of . . . — Map (db m145464)
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Forest Park
A residential district extending from the crest of Red Mountain to the floor of Jones Valley with roads built along natural land contours. Birmingham real estate promoter and civic leader, Robert Jemison, Jr., began development as Mountain Terrace . . . — Map (db m26983) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Hoover — The Park Avenue Historical District
51 Structures, 70% residential, built early 20th century to post World War II period. The 1885 sale of Gardner Hale’s land began the housing development. The 33 acre 1924 Independent Presbyterian Church Children’s Fresh Air Farm, 1923 Bluff . . . — Map (db m28518) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Deibert Park-dedicated May 25, 2000-
This park was donated to the people of Florence by Dr. Kirk R. and Lillian Cook Deibert who initially acquired this property in 1952. The acreage was once a part of a large ante-bellum plantation owned by Judge Sidney Cherry Posey. In 1875 his heirs . . . — Map (db m33086) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — McFarland Park and Recreation Area
This bottom land serves as a reservoir for TVA's flood control program. Florence leases it for recreational purposes when not being used by TVA. Major Robert McFarland, a native of Ireland, his wife, Kate Armstead McFarland, and their seven . . . — Map (db m28453) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Woodrow Wilson Park1818
This park, first designated as a Public Walk, was laid out as part of the original plans of Florence in 1818. On February 20, 1924, the Board of City Commissioners officially changed its name from City Park to Woodrow Wilson Park in honor of the . . . — Map (db m35665) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Holy Ground Battlefield
One of the significant battles of the Creek War of 1813-14 occurred near here on December 23, 1813. The 3rd Regiment, U.S. Infantry forces under the command of General F. L. Claiborne attacked a band of Creek Indians. Called "Holy Ground" by Creeks . . . — Map (db m116890) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — C.B. "Bill" Miller Bridge
C.B. "Bill" Miller, of Miller and Miller, Inc., had a positive impact in all areas of the transportation industry across the State of Alabama. He has erected bridges, railroads, parks, pedestrian walks, airports, drainage, wastewater facilities, . . . — Map (db m54247) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Goldsmith-Schiffman Field
On January 25, 1934, Oscar Goldsmith, Lawrence B. Goldsmith, Annie Schiffman Goldsmith, Robert L. Schiffman, and Strauss Schiffman gave this property to the City of Huntsville for an athletic field. The gift was in memory of Betty Bernstein . . . — Map (db m130148) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Memorial Park
Side 1 Dedicated on March 21, 1926, near what was then the western city limits of Mobile, the park made possible by the Mothers' Army and Navy League, a volunteer women's group organized in the city during the Great War. Fundraising for Memorial . . . — Map (db m149322) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — St. John's Episcopal Church
St. John’s Episcopal Church, established and built in 1855, stood at the northwest corner of this block, its rectory adjacent. Between 1860 and 1870, the Church Home, an orphanage and school consisting of three buildings, was constructed. This was . . . — Map (db m123443) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Historic Sites Near Fairview Environmental Park
Role of MIA The Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) was founded on December 5, 1955, to implement the 382-day Montgomery Bus Boycott that jumpstarted the 20th-century Civil Rights Movement. The MIA, as its name suggests, remains dedicated . . . — Map (db m129484) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lower Dexter Park
History Happened Here The City of Montgomery built this public park on one of the lots occupied by the Montgomery Fair Department Store. Rosa Parks was an assistant to the tailor for Montgomery Fair. On December 1, 1955, Mrs. Parks . . . — Map (db m121435) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Our HistoryU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge —
1838 Trail of Tears: The discovery of gold in Georgia and thirst for land expansion prompted the U.S. Government and white communities to force the Cherokee nation from their ancestral lands. During the summer and winter of 1838, the first . . . — Map (db m113290) HM
Alabama (Pike County), Troy — Janice Hawkins Park"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband."Proverbs 12:4 —
Janice Hawkins Park was named in honor of the First Lady of Troy University, a devoted wife and loving mother, whose work benefited Troy in the fine arts, service to students, internationalization of the University, and support of military veterans. . . . — Map (db m111581) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — 1 — Capitol ParkTuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail
As you look at the ruins of the former Alabama State Capitol, it may be difficult to realize that the building stood at the center of debates over freedom and liberty. Until the end of the Civil War, Alabama and Tuscaloosa were centers of . . . — Map (db m144856) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Arizonal Trail - A Tribute to Dale Shewalter
The idea of a non-motorized trail traversing Arizona from Mexico to Utah was conceived by Dale Shewalter, a Flagstaff public school teacher, after numerous long-distance hikes throughout the state. In 1985 Dale walked from Nogales to . . . — Map (db m121444) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon National Park — Horace M. AlbrightHorace M. Albright Trading Center — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Albright's contributions to the National Park Service can hardly be overstated. While working with the agency's first director, Stephen Mather, in the early years of the National Park Service, Horace Albright played a decisive role in guiding the . . . — Map (db m39600) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon Village — Spanish Discovery
Near here in late summer of 1540, soldiers from the Spanish expedition of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado became the first Europeans to see Grand Canyon. After journeying for six months, Coronado's army arrived at the Hopi mesas, east of Grand . . . — Map (db m125895) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon Village — Tragedy RememberedGrand Canyon
Catastrophe can happen even in spectacular beauty. When technological achievements and human actions fail, disasters may happen. On June 30, 1956, a United Airlines DC-7 and a TWA Super Constellation maneuvered around towering cumulus clouds on . . . — Map (db m124533) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Tusayan — The Tusayan Lookout TreeEarly Fire Detection on the Kaibab National Forest
The Tusayan Lookout Tree is an example of one of the earliest fire detection systems in American history. Early rangers were tasked with keeping the forest safe, especially from wild fire. With little funding and no staff, rangers would simply . . . — Map (db m141327) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — Murphy ParkEstablished 1909
Originally known as "The Park" or "City Park," Murphy Park has always been the center of downtown Glendale. The park's namesake, W. J. Murphy, established Glendale in 1892 and donated the park to the town in 1909. Residents protected the park as a . . . — Map (db m30432) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — William J. MurphyFounder of Glendale
Born August 23, 1839 – New Harford, New York Died April 17, 1923 – Phoenix, Arizona Buried Greenwood Cemetery Murphy came to Arizona from Illinois in 1880, to build a section of the Atlantic and Pacific (Santa Fe) Railroad. In . . . — Map (db m30433) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Scottsdale — Frank Lloyd Wright and Arizona
Wright visited Arizona in 1927 when he was asked to consult on the designs for the Arizona Biltmore. In the years following that visit, Wright and draughtsmen spent time at temporary sites in Arizona including a desert camp they constructed near . . . — Map (db m40613) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Fredonia — A New National Monument — Pipe Spring National Monument —
I have personally visited Pipe Spring several times and realize the desirableness of having this area established as a National Monument for the benefit of motorists traveling between Zion and Grand Canyon Parks. —Director Stephen . . . — Map (db m149343) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Fredonia — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 — Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m149341) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kaibab — 5 — Pipe Springs National Monument
Established May 31, 1923 Through effort of Stephen T. Mather and friends Pipe Springs Occupied in 1863 by Dr. James M. Whitmore, who, with Robert McIntyre, was killed 4 miles S.E. Of here January 3, 1866 by Navajo and Piute . . . — Map (db m131296) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Charles Metcalfe Park
Dedicated in Memory of Charles Metcalfe 1855-1943 He deeded in perpetuity this land as a park for the use of Kingman youth. Recognized as a civic leader and land developer, He proposed development of Hualapai Mountain Park. He held . . . — Map (db m29362) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Pioneers of Paleontology
Petrified Forest is a laboratory where scientists study not only the fossil record, but the records of earlier discoveries by naturalists and paleontologists. Interest in the area’s fossils goes back to 1853, when a U.S. Army expedition . . . — Map (db m68873) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly. 4, 1867 - Jan.22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m71151) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Shonto — Welcome to the Historic Contact StationNavajo National Monument
This contact station has served many purposes over the years, including an essential role as the monument’s first interpretive center. The Cook Shack The building was originally constructed in 1939 as a nine-by-twelve-foot cook shack for park . . . — Map (db m144354) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Coolidge — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 — Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service. Defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m27206) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Superior — What is the Story Behind the Picketpost House?... a wealthy man built a house and planted a vision
Colonel William Boyce Thompson was a mining promoter, financial magnate, and Red Cross officer. He fell in love with the Picketpost Mountain area when he first visited his Magma Copper Mine near Superior and chose this spot for his winter home. . . . — Map (db m117109) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Laura Williams Memorial Park
Laura Williams owned the antique museum which housed numerous artifacts from Jerome. Laura was one of the founding members of the Jerome Historical Society and served as the Secretary/Treasurer from 1953-1974. She was an employee of Newmont . . . — Map (db m33189) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Buckstaff BathhouseHot Springs National Park
From its opening the handsome Buckstaff Bathhouse aggressively promoted its image. To gain customers the owners mounted a huge sign on the roof to attract people from the large hotels a block away. Other bathhouses lost character as they modernized, . . . — Map (db m61793) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Dead Chief Trail
After crossing the lower slopes of Hot Springs Mountain, this "red" trail connects with Gulpha Gorge Trail on a ridge above Gulpha Gorge Campground. The Short Cut Trail leads to the summit. Historic Exercise Trail For the next 0.2 mile . . . — Map (db m145671) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Fordyce BathhouseHot Springs National Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Inspired by the spas of Europe, Colonel Samuel Fordyce opened this Renaissance Revival bathhouse in 1915. With its copper-framed glass marquee and elegant window design, the Fordyce reflects a crowning achievement of the Golden Age of Bathing. Its . . . — Map (db m61771) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Happy Hollow
Other than the hot baths, hiking the mountain trails was the biggest reason for baseball players to train in Hot Springs. Much of the legendary stamina of pitching legends Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, and Left Grove was forged by hiking the . . . — Map (db m145648) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Happy Hollow Spring
Spas thrive on pleasant diversions. In contrast to sedate Bathhouse Row, Happy Hollow developed a a free-wheeling carnival atmosphere. At the turn of the century, Norman Mcleod opened an amusement park in the vicinity of this cold spring and . . . — Map (db m145652) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Peak Trail
The Peak Trail is a short, moderately steep route up Hot Springs Mountain. The summit has been a traditional site for observation towers. Unlike the 216-foot-high steel structure of today, the earliest wooden tower of the 1870s barely . . . — Map (db m145684) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Ral Springs
This spring remained open long after others were enclosed and diverted to bathhouses. It was common for the water of each hot spring to have a reputation for curing particular ailments, and the shallow water in this pool led naturally to foot . . . — Map (db m145651) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — The BandstandHot Springs National Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
As you view the formal entrance to Hot Springs National Park today, several pieces of the original architectural design from the 1890s are no longer present. For example, a distinctive stone and wood pavilion called the Bandstand graced the top of . . . — Map (db m145650) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Tufa Terrace Trail
The Tufa Terrace Trail passes historic Ral Spring and follows a fairly level path across the hillside before rejoining the Grand Promenade. From there you can stroll the Grand Promenade or descend past the Thermal Cascade to Arlington Lawn. . . . — Map (db m145670) HM
Arkansas (Logan County), Paris — Eiffel Tower ParkParis, Arkansas
Eiffel Tower Park was established in 2014 on the West side of the Paris town square. The Eiffel Tower was a gift to the city by a former resident and pastor, Don Eubanks. A 7 foot water feature with fountain was added to the 18 foot tower to . . . — Map (db m129685) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Ohlone Dog ParkBerkeley History
Berkeley's Ohlone Dog Park, situated along a strip of land cleared in the 1960s for BART undergrounding, is widely considered the world''s first dog park. Development plans for the area were upended when activists occupied and dubbed the strip . . . — Map (db m137042) HM
California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — The Heritage House
The Heritage House has been the center of historical horse racing activities in the Livermore – Amador Valley for over 90 years. Built around 1900, it is the sole remaining structure from the days of the privately-owned racing business that . . . — Map (db m112794) HM
California (Alpine County), Markleeville — Beautiful Hot Springs Valleydraws people now as it has for thousands of years
Summer after summer the Washoe Indian people visited the valley. Eventually their idyllic retreat was discovered. During the winter of 1844 Captain John Fremont may have seen this place during his crossing of the Sierra. Fremont’s diary of his . . . — Map (db m11001) HM
California (Butte County), Chico — The Historic Home of Annie and John BidwellA House With a Style
Completed in 1868, the home featured many surprisingly modern conveniences including running water, flush toilets, an acetylene gas lighting system, eight fireplaces, and wall-to-wall carpeting. The pink stucco mansion was designed by San Francisco . . . — Map (db m29644) HM
California (Butte County), Paradise — Town of Paradise Memorial TrailwaySPRR Milepost 198.2 – Site of the Paradise Rail Yard
The rail yard housed the depot, a water tank, a stockyard, as well as a siding and spur. A motorcar house was located further up the track. The depot was retired on January 19, 1960. The coming of the railroad was the major event that sparked . . . — Map (db m29674) HM
California (Contra Costa County), El Sobrante — California and Nevada Railroad
These eucalyptus trees mark the route of the narrow gauge California and Nevada railroad chartered in 1884 to connect California to the Nevada mines.

Only 23 miles of track were completed by 1891 from Emeryville to Bryant now Orinda. In . . . — Map (db m133653) HM

California (Contra Costa County), Lafayette — Rolling Ridge Ranch
Site of Rolling Ridge Ranch 37 years of service to equestrians 1953 · 1990 Ken And Ada Brown — Map (db m143633) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Martinez — From an Accident to a Preserve
In 1988, a massive oil spill from the nearby Shell Refinery inundated the Carquinez Strait and downstream marshes including McNabney Marsh. As a result of a settlement with a number of agencies, Shell Oil paid over $12 million into a Natural . . . — Map (db m145095) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Martinez — 312 — John Muir Home
Ranch home of John Muir 1838- 1914, explorer, naturalist, author and foremost advocate of forest protection and of national parks. The John Muir Trail through the High Sierra, Muir Woods National Monument and Muir Glacier in Alaska are named for him. — Map (db m51132) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — Alvarado Park
Alvarado Park (Grand Canyon Park) was established in 1909 and soon became a popular destination for visitors from throughout the Bay Area. From the mid-1930s to 1943 Richmond installed the park's rock and concrete walls, barbecue pits, and stone . . . — Map (db m146005) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — Alvarado Park
A Popular Gathering Place for 200 Years

Alvarado Park has long been a popular spot to gather. Native Americans lived here and ground acorns on the site. Later, Spanish settlers came to picnic at what they called Arroyo Cañada (stream . . . — Map (db m146445) HM

California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — National Tribute Grove5000 Acres — Largest World War II Memorial in the United States —
–top plaque– This Unit of 500 Acres in the National Tribute Grove is Preserved Through the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution To Honor Those Who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States in World . . . — Map (db m122130) WM
California (El Dorado County), Placerville — Thomas MaulSuperior Judge — 1885 – 1954 —
Lawyer This plaque is a memorial To our beloved citizen Who sponsored this park and many other civic improvements — Map (db m13172) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — A Room with a View
Guests at the Pope estate had the option of staying in one of three unique cabins, each with its own charm. Many liked the "Log Cabin" best because it was closest to the lake. The cabin across and up the lawn called the "Pachero," was reserved . . . — Map (db m112980) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Lucky's Legacy
On this site, between 1880 and 1909, Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin created the elaborate Tallac Resort. The luxury complex featured a hotel, a casino, several cottages, a clubhouse, a boathouse, and three piers. Wealthy society families from San . . . — Map (db m112975) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Supporting a Life of Ease
The Pope complex is the largest of the Estates, and the main house the most elaborate and least rustic of the three. It is a good example of the fact that construction practices at Tahoe during this period favored the use of lavish effects and often . . . — Map (db m112977) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Welcome to the Historic Tallac Resort
You're standing on the site of the Tallac Resort and Casino, a turn of the century Tahoe destination promoted as "The Grandest Resort in the World." The Resort filled more than 40 acres and offered all the amenities a guest could want. Elias . . . — Map (db m112976) HM
California (Humboldt County), Weott — "Ltcuntadun"
Ltcuntadun is the name given to this place by the native Sinkyone-Lolangkok people. For hundreds of years they celebrated the river's abundant salmon, lamprey and steelhead.

In 1876, a ferry crossed the river here. The town of Dyerville, named . . . — Map (db m121005) HM

California (Humboldt County), Weott — Laura Perrott Mahan & James P. MahanPioneers in the Save-the-Redwoods League
Laura Perrott Mahan 1867-1937 James P. Mahan 1867-1937 • Pioneers in the Save-the-Redwoods League • The California State Park Commission has dedicated to their memory this site where on Nov.19.1924, Mr. and Mrs. Mahan discovered that logging had . . . — Map (db m150292) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Agoura Hills — Paramount RanchSanta Monica Mountains — How You Can Help —
You've seen Western Town in hundreds of movies, TV shows and commercials. It all started back in 1927 when Paramount Pictures purchased 2,700 acres of the old Rancho Las Virgenes for use as a "movie ranch." "Cisco Kid,” "Dr. Quinn, . . . — Map (db m150029) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Altadena — Mount Lowe RailwayHistorical Marker
Cable wheel, last remnant of Incline section, Mt Lowe Railway, Rubio Canyon to Echo Mt, 1893-1938, built by Prof. T.S.C. Lowe, D.J. Macpherson, engineer. — Map (db m122608) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Angeles National Forest — West Fork Ranger Station
Built in 1900 alongside the West Fork of the San Gabriel River and north of Mt. Wilson, the historic cabin was the first ranger station built in California with federal government funds — $75. In the late 1920's, new roads into the mountains . . . — Map (db m142935) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Aqua Dulce — Toney ResidenceVasquez Rocks
Ray A. Toney and his son Edward A. Toney built this ranch-style residence on property homesteaded by William H. Krieg, Ray's uncle. The Toneys, a pioneering Agua Dulce family, built the residence during the Great Depression using wood salvaged from . . . — Map (db m133731) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 7 — Adams Pack StationHistory Lives Here
A Brief History The barn and two-room bunkhouse/store that were still being utilized at Adams’ Pack Station in 2011 were built 75 years earlier by the original owner of what has become the last remaining pack station in southern California. . . . — Map (db m122240) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 10 — Elias J. Baldwin
Elias Jackson Baldwin, founder and first Mayor of the City of Arcadia, was born into an Ohio farming family on April 3, 1828, but spent his formative years growing up in nearby Indiana where a year at Wabash College in Crawfordsville completed his . . . — Map (db m135467) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 9 — Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Today’s Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden blends history and horticulture in a landscape ripe with cultural nuance, allowing history to be sampled in its native setting and savored as an integral link between humans and the land they . . . — Map (db m143271) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 367 — Queen Anne Cottage
Constructed by Elias Jackson ('Lucky') Baldwin in 1881. Designed by A.A. Bennett, and intended for entertaining. There being no kitchen, meals were served from the nearby adobe (built by Hugo Reid in 1839) where Baldwin actually lived. Restored and . . . — Map (db m120308) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Beverly Hills — Morton Bay Fig — Ficus Macrophylla —
Planted by the Rodeo Land and Water Company between 1910 - 1914. Plaque donated by Margo and Irwin Winkler, 1995. — Map (db m148845) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Beverly Hills — Virginia Robinson GardensCounty of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
United States Department of the Interior National Register of Historic Places. Beverly Hills Local Landmark Constructed in 1911Map (db m148656) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Beverly Hills — 27 — Will Rogers Memorial Park“I never met a man I didn’t like.” — Will Rogers 1879-1935 —
In 1912 this five acre parcel of land was part of the terraced front lawn to the Beverly Hills Hotel. Brilliant floral displays stood as a welcome sight to the stark contrast of the surrounding brown fields and oiled dirt roads. In 1915, The hotel . . . — Map (db m148110) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Burbank — Johnny Carson Park
Dedicated to the King of Late Night for 30 years of keeping America up late and laughing. — Map (db m137687) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Calabasas — Century RanchMalibu Creek State Park — A Legacy of Hollywood Cinema —
It wasn't only the hit TV series M*A*S*H that made this place famous. Hundreds of films,TV shows, and commercials have been filmed on location at Malibu Creek State Park. Such dramatic vistas, natural beauty, and versatile open space have beckoned . . . — Map (db m145620) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Calabasas — M*A*S*HMalibu Creek State Park — Surround yourself in the set of a beloved television series —
M*A*S*H, a brilliant blend of drama and comedy — incorporating the universal theme of making do under difficult circumstances — drew a faithful audience that grew every year and landed the show in the pantheon of classic television. . . . — Map (db m145583) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Chatsworth — Garden of the GodsIverson Movie Ranch
Garden of the Gods was part of the Iverson Movie Ranch which flourished from 1912 until the late 1960s, the golden era of the "B” Western movies. This site was known as the "most shot up location in movie history.” Hollywood . . . — Map (db m127037) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Chatsworth — 133 — Minnie Hill Palmer HouseHomestead Acre
Cottage built by the Hill family in 1911. Last homestead acre in the Valley. — Map (db m144408) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Claremont — Mallows Park
In 1916 the city purchased the land for this first city park with $5,000 in bond money. Originally called Triangle Park, this land was owned by Helen Renwick, a local community leader. It was not developed into a park site until 1926 when funds . . . — Map (db m149837) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Claremont — Memorial ParkClaremont
Once an orange grove and home of the Herman and Bess Garner family, this site was purchased in 1946 to serve as the city's first community park. The Garners were business and educational leaders and owners of the Padua Hills Theatre. The citizens . . . — Map (db m149926) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Culver City — 182 — Ivy SubstationMedia Park
The Ivy Substation, named for the land development where it is located, was built in 1907 by the Los Angeles Pacific Railway. It is one of the largest electric substations along the “Balloon Route” rail line from downtown Los Angeles to . . . — Map (db m121986) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Echo Park — Aimee Semple McPhersonThe Lotus of Echo Park Lake
Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944) founded the international Church of the Foursquare Gospel and was a well-known figure in Los Angeles. After her founding of the Angelus Temple in 1923, the population of the Echo Park neighborhood greatly . . . — Map (db m122445) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Glendale — 111 — Adams Square Gas Station
Built in 1936 by Richfield Oil Corporation. Rare surviving example of a streamline moderne gas station, significant for its association with the development of Southern California car culture. — Map (db m140830) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Glendora — 3 — Big Tree
The Big Tree was planted in the late 1880’s by Mr. Edgar J. Owens, one of Glendora’s early residents. The tree, botanical name Ficus Macrophylla, is commonly called Moreton Bay Fig and is named after the Moreton Bay region of Australia where the . . . — Map (db m127852) HM
California (Los Angeles County), La Cañada Flintridge — Descanso GardensBird Observation Station
Dedicated in memory of Helen Steele Pratt, 1883-1965. Devoted naturalist, nature teacher and counselor, whose efforts led to the adoption of the California Quail as the California State Bird. — Map (db m118494) HM
California (Los Angeles County), La Cañada Flintridge — 717 — The Angeles National Forest
This was the first National Forest in the State of California, second in the United States. Created by proclamation, December 20, 1892, by President Benjamin Harrison. The first name given to the forest was "San Gabriel Timberland Reserve." It was . . . — Map (db m143501) HM
California (Los Angeles County), La Crescenta — Crescenta Valley ParkGerman-American History
Between 1934 and 1957, most of this area in Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park, west of Dunsmore Avenue and south of Honolulu Avenue, was a private park owned by the German-American League. The private park, named Hindenburg Park in memorial . . . — Map (db m133816) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Lancaster — CreosotePrime Desert Woodland Preserve
This large wiry creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) before you, the only creosote bush in this woodland, is about 10 feet high and 20 feet in diameter; it has been estimated to be nearly 800 years old by botanists. This may be the oldest . . . — Map (db m145769) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 401 — Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz
Granted on March 22, 1843 to Maria Ygnacia Verdugo in confirmation of an earlier Spanish concession made to Vicente Feliz in 1795. Later owned by famous California pioneers Antonio Coronel and James Lick. Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith, in . . . — Map (db m120976) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round
75 Years Ago Walt Disney made Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs. Emelia Erhart disappeared flying around the world. The Golden Gate Bridge opened. The Hindenburg crashed. Franklin Roosevelt was President. Shirley Temple . . . — Map (db m137297) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 12 — Hollyhock HouseUNESCO World Heritage Site
The Hollyhock House as part of The 20th-century architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright has been inscribed on the World Heritage List Inscription on this List confirms that this property deserves protection for the benefit of all . . . — Map (db m145728) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 5 — Mother Ditch and The History Slugs
All California State Parks must have either unique physical or historical assets. In 2000, the fate of this State Park hung partially on the question of whether physical traces of history could really be found here. The game-changing evidence was . . . — Map (db m120910) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Nike Missile Site LA96C
Panel 1: Formerly a Nike Missile control site, U.S. Army 1956-1968. Currently San Vicente Mountain Park, gateway to the Big Wild. Restricted entry, vehicles with handicapped permits only beyond this point. Welcome. Panel . . . — Map (db m146037) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Pershing Square
A portion of the area of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, established during the governorship of Felipe de Neve in 1781. Dedicated as “Public Square” by city ordinance, 1866. Named Central Park in 1893. Renamed in 1918 in honor of John J. . . . — Map (db m127309) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Rio de Los Angeles State ParkTaylor Yard
Tongva, 10,000 BC. The first people of Los Angeles used this river as a source for food, materials for daily life, and spiritual renewal. Spanish, 1769. The Portola Expedition. Rancho San Rafael, 1784. The . . . — Map (db m145349) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Site of the Old Los Angeles Zoo
This Griffith Park canyon area served as the City’s Zoo from its founding in 1912 to 1965, when the Los Angeles Zoo moved to its current location about two miles north of where you are currently standing. Many of the walls, grottos, and other . . . — Map (db m128091) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Spirit of the CCCHonoring Those Who Served in the Civilian Conservation Corps — 1933 - 1942 —
The CCC had two camps in Griffith Park. Camp Griffith Park, originally located just east of this site, was occupied from May 1934 to May 1936. A statue honoring the CCC was sculpted by John Palo-Kangas as a WPA Federal Art Project and placed in that . . . — Map (db m137298) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Greek Theatre
The history of the Greek Theatre dates to 1882, when Colonel Griffith J. Griffith came to America from South Wales to seek fortune in gold mining. Colonel Griffith settled in Los Angeles and purchased the Los Feliz Rancho, which he later donated . . . — Map (db m137264) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1 — The Honorable Edmund D. EdelmanSupervisor, Third District — Serving from 1974 - 1994 —
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 m146509) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Malibu — 965 — Point Dume
On November 24, 1793, English explorer George Vancouver, commander of an expedition to determine the extent of settlement of the northwest coast of America, named this rocky promontory, Point Dume, after his Franciscan friend, Father Francisco . . . — Map (db m123039) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Manhattan Beach — 1018 — Manhattan Beach Pier
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 m114457) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Marina Del Rey — Marina Del ReyThirtieth Anniversary — 1957-1987 —
On December 12, 1957, near this site a groundbreaking ceremony took place to signal the start of construction of the Marina Del Rey small craft harbor, a revenue bond project of the County of Los Angeles. Under the guidance of the Los . . . — Map (db m128455) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Marina Del Rey — Marina Del Rey Small Craft HarborBurton W. Chace
Emerging from a Spanish land grant known as Rancho La Ballona, Marina Del Rey small craft harbor stands in testimony to the ingenuity of man in overcoming a myriad of obstacles posed by nature and artificial barriers raised by man himself. This . . . — Map (db m138572) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — 564 — William S. Hart Park and Museum
William S. Hart Park and Museum is the former ranch and home of the world famous Western silent film actor and director, William S. Hart. Today, guests visiting the park may enjoy a vast picnic area, a live collection of farm animals, a herd of . . . — Map (db m120773) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pacific Palisades — 840 — Santa Monica Forestry Station
In 1887, the State Board of Forestry established the nation's first experimental forestry station. Located in Rustic Canyon, the station tested exotic trees for planting in California, established plantations for management studies, and produced . . . — Map (db m119875) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Playa Del Rey — Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center
The coastal bluffs of Isadore B. Dockweiler State Beach have played host to modern Hang Gliders since 1966, and are considered to be the birthplace of modern Hang Gliding in the United States. The soft gentle slopes and smooth coastal breezes . . . — Map (db m118364) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Royal Palms County BeachWhite Point
Royal Palms County Beach was originally developed as the Royal Palms Recreation Center by Roman Sepulveda from his share of the original Rancho Palos Verdes land grant. In 1908, Sepulveda installed an outdoor, terrazo dance floor at the foot . . . — Map (db m147298) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Fountain
White Point fountain is a relic of the one-time White Point Sulphur Springs spa complex which was built on the shore below the cliff. Made of concrete, it stood at the center of the hot springs building complex near the sea wall and outdoor . . . — Map (db m147327) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Nike Missile Site
The large concrete bunker, seen across the street, was the White Point Nike Site, built in the early 1950's. It was one of many such sites ringing the Los Angeles basin manned by National Guard units. Originally a site for the . . . — Map (db m147323) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — “The Ink Well”A Place Of Celebration and Pain
The beach near this site between Bay and Bicknell Streets, known by some as "the Ink Well”, was an important gathering place for African Americans long after racial restrictions on public beaches were abandoned in 1927.

African-American . . . — Map (db m124367) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Sierra Madre — Mount Wilson Trail
Made in 1864 by Benjamin (Don Benito) Wilson, to bring down timber for his ranch. Up this trail pack burros carried telescope and materials for the first Mt. Wilson Observatory, established by Harvard College in 1889. Orchard Camp (the Half-Way . . . — Map (db m123036) HM
California (Los Angeles County), South Pasadena — 18 — Cawston Ostrich Farm1896 - 1935
In 1885, Edwin Cawston chartered a ship for the purpose of transporting from South Africa to America some of the best ostriches obtainable in the world. Of the original 50 fine birds only 18 survived the five week voyage to Galveston and hazardous . . . — Map (db m130144) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Stevenson Ranch — 516 — First Commercial Oil Well In CaliforniaPico #4
On this site stands CSO-4 (Pico #4), California's first commerically productive well. It was spudded in early 1876, under the direction of Demetrius G. Scofield, later to become first president of Standard Oil Company of California, and was . . . — Map (db m138391) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — Lest We Forget1971 Sylmar Earthquake
This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aides of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost during the earthquake of February 9, 1971. — Map (db m134140) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — Rim of the Valley TrailMarge Feinberg — Saddletree Ranch Trailhead —
Marge Feinberg’s 1974 Master’s Thesis envisioning a wilderness trail encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta and Simi Valleys and adjacent mountain ranges led to a California law establishing the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor in the Santa . . . — Map (db m139166) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Universal City — Alfred Hitchcock
Film Director Alfred Hitchcock was the undisputed Master of Suspense and his legacy is an integral part of Universal's history. His classic films include The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Strangers . . . — Map (db m139440) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Van Nuys — Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens, Van Nuys, opened in 1966 at a construction cost of $4 milion dollars. In 1979, the park closed to make way for a major brewery expansion. At its peak attendance, it was a major San Fernando Valley tourist attraction which was complete . . . — Map (db m125558) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Venice — Venice
Coney Island of the Pacific, as Venice was called, had wild roller coasters, beautiful carousels, giant slides, fun houses, live camel rides, miniature trains, and much, much more. — Map (db m138626) HM
California (Los Angeles County), West Hollywood — Plummer Park
Part of lands occupied by Señora Francisca Perez under preemption law as early as 1869. Surveyed in 1871 as public lands. Deeded by Señora Perez to Eugene R. Plummer in 1877. U.S. patent issued 1880. Purchased by County of Los . . . — Map (db m135251) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Wilmington — 147 — Banning Residence MuseumBanning Park
Built in 1864. Home of Phineas Banning, father of the Los Angeles Harbor. — Map (db m131279) HM
California (Marin County), San Rafael — Falkirk Community Cultural Center
Built in 1888 ---- Architect, Clinton Day Original owner Ella Park resided in house 1888 – 1905 Acquired in 1906 by Robert Dollar whose family owned the house until 1974. Purchased by citizens of San Rafael in November 1974. . . . — Map (db m69749) HM
California (Mariposa County), Wawona — Wawona Hotel
After several pioneer lodging structures were destroyed by fire, Henry Washburn and John Bruce had this building, opened in April, 1879, erected. Bruce died in it in 1882, but Henry, John, Edward, and later Clarence Washburn owned and operated it . . . — Map (db m70572) HM
California (Mariposa County), Yosemite National Park — Olmsted PointA Family Legacy
This turnout was named in honor of famed landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), and his son, Frederick, Jr. when Tioga road opened to automobile traffic in 1961. Olmsted senior was considered the father of American landscape . . . — Map (db m65531) HM
California (Mendocino County), Piercy — Confusion HillCalifornia State Point Of Historical Interest
Confusion Hill was officially listed by the California Office of Historic Preservation as a State Point of Historical Interest 1/29/10

Confusion Hill was opened in 1949 by George Hudson. It consisted of a Gift Shop, Snack Bar . . . — Map (db m120663) HM

California (Modoc County), Alturas — Working Farm RootsThe Creation of Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
The first Euro-Americans arrived in 1870 when Presley A. Dorris, Henry Fitzhugh, and several other Dorris family members drove cattle and horses into the area. With land granted under the Homestead Act, the Dorris family established a livestock . . . — Map (db m113039) HM
California (Mono County), Mammoth Lakes — McGee Mountain Rope Tow #34
The first permanent rope tow in the Eastern Sierra was built west of this site on the east slope of McGee Mountain. This predecessor of Mammoth Mountain ski area was constructed here in 1938 because of its dependable snow and nearness to a highway. . . . — Map (db m2951) HM
California (Napa County), Calistoga — 710 — Robert Louis Stevenson Cabin Site
This tablet, placed by the Club Women of Napa County, marks the site of the cabin occupied in 1880 by Robert Louis Stevenson and bride, while he wrote The Silverado Squatters. Doomed to know not winter, only spring, a being trod the flowery . . . — Map (db m121970) HM
California (Nevada County), Nevada City — Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area
This picnic area, sponsored by Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Steward Chapter Number 10, E Clampus Vitus, is for the enjoyment of all. The redwood lumber for the tables came from Nevada City's Christmas Tree, a Sequoiadendron Giganteum and continues to . . . — Map (db m857) HM
California (Nevada County), North Columbia — Alvin Stevens Trivelpiece1903 - 1967
Californian, Clamper, Nevada County historian, newspaperman, friend and founding father of the Malakoff State Park in whose memory these benches were placed. — Map (db m43689) HM
California (Orange County), Irvine — 218 — Lion Country SafariBarton Mound
From 1970 to 1984, Lion Country Safari made it possible for children of all ages to experience the sights and sounds of an African safari - entirely from the safety and comfort of their cars. It was Southern California's first ever wild animal . . . — Map (db m148301) HM
California (Orange County), Newport Coast — 1050 — Crystal Cove Historic District
The early to mid-twentieth century cottages in this last self-contained Southern California beachfront recreational community reflect a unique vernacular architectural design emblematic of "architecture without architects." — Map (db m131231) HM
California (Placer County), Auburn — Gold Discovered Just Downstream in Auburn Ravine! - Why Daylight North Rich Ravine?
[Kiosk Side A:] Gold Discovered Just Downstream in Auburn Ravine! On May 16, 1848, just downstream in Old Town Auburn where North Rich Ravine meets Auburn Ravine, gold was discovered by a Frenchman named Claude Chana. After leaving . . . — Map (db m52355) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Pioneer Tourism, 1896 to 1926Tourists Come to Lake Tahoe
Think about the people who made Tahoe City what it is today. They were frontiersman and adventurers, hunters and fishermen, lumberjacks and miners, school teachers, newspapermen, and ladies of the night. They ranged from Washoe Indians, who called . . . — Map (db m34899) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — 797 — William B. Layton Park
This park was named for and dedicated to the memory of William B. Layton by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society. North Lake Tahoe will miss the unselfish way the Bill worked for the community. Past General Manager of the Tahoe City Public . . . — Map (db m143487) HM
California (Riverside County), Indian Wells — Eisenhower Mountain
Eisenhower Mountain towers 1,952 feet above Eldorado Country Club, the oldest residential country club in Indian Wells, and the desert home of President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. "Ike" and Mamie spent many winters beneath the peak, . . . — Map (db m113069) HM
California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — Moorten Botanical Garden
Site of Moorten’s Desert Land and Botanical Garden, established by Patricia and Cactus Slim Moorten, 1940. — Map (db m131654) HM
California (Sacramento County), Locke — Locke Memorial Park
In memory of the industrious Chinese pioneers of California whose strength and sacrifice helped build the transcontinental railroad, construct the levees of the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta, and develop agriculture in the Central Valley. With . . . — Map (db m18234) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California State Capitol Park
California State Capitol Park History When Spanish governors ruled the California territory, its capital was moved from town to town between San Diego and Monterey. San Jose had already been designated the capital by the time California . . . — Map (db m137646) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Dr. Alister MacKenzieGolf Course Designer
On August 19, 1931, famous Golf Course Designer Dr. Alister MacKenzie was selected by the City of Sacramento to lay out the new Sacramento Municipal 18-Hole Golf Course, which opened for play on October 1, 1932. The course name was changed to . . . — Map (db m14938) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — History of Southside ParkThen and Now
Beginning of the Southside Neighborhood: The City of Sacramento has always been susceptible to floods. In the 1800's, this site which is now Southside Park was swamp land and was used as dumping grounds. By the 1850's a levee was . . . — Map (db m144865) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — McKinley Rose Garden
McKinley Rose Garden Park History McKinley Park, as we know it today, was opened in 1871 as the privately owned East Park, a name given to it for its location in the undeveloped area, just east of city limits. As a ploy to increase street-car . . . — Map (db m137486) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Park
Display 1 Sacramento property owners often adorned their buildings with cast-iron columns like these to embellish their structures and refine the city's overall appearance. If you look closely, a decorative column may feature information . . . — Map (db m113063) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento River Waterfront
Display 1 Before 1848, the Sacramento River waterfront, behind you, was quiet and occupied by few people. New arrivals during the Gold Rush transformed the waterfront rapidly, turning it into a chaotic transportation hub crowded with goods . . . — Map (db m113061) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento's Early Waterfront
John Sutter, a central figure in California's gold rush and Sacramento's early development, would hardly recognize his embarcadero today. Located just north of the present I Street bridge, Sutter's landing in 1848 was little more than a . . . — Map (db m113064) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Spencer Hoofed Animal Complex
This complex of hoofed animal exhibits is dedicated in memory of Anthony A. “Hank” Spencer Zoo Superintendent – 1942 – 1972 “Hank’s” dedication to the Sacramento Zoo provided numerous . . . — Map (db m113463) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — William McKinley Park
William McKinley Park 146 Years of History (1871-2017) Burns Slough McKinley Park has a rich and fascinating history. It began as a natural low swampy area with a flowing stream called Burns Slough. In 1868, levee construction to . . . — Map (db m137570) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — San Juan Bautista Historic District
San Juan Bautista Historic District has been designated a National Registered Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or . . . — Map (db m146476) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Big Bear Lake — 725 — Old Bear Valley Dam
In 1884 Frank Brown built an unusual dam here to supply irrigation water for the Redlands area. The single-arch granite dam formed Big Bear Lake, then the world’s largest man-made lake. Engineers claimed the dam would not hold, and declared it . . . — Map (db m128510) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Lake Arrowhead — Memorial to Pauliena LaFuze
"I never thought I would outlive the trees" A century old herself in 2005, and seeing many of her beloved trees bow to beetle and flame, Pauliena Lafuze had done just that. She has been a Lake Arrowhead Woman's Club member since the . . . — Map (db m30409) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Redlands — Lincoln Memorial ShrineErected by the Watchorn Family
As did their friends the Smiley brothers, Robert and Alma Watchorn contributed greatly to Redlands’ cultural life. A labor organizer, Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis Island, and oilman who experienced the American dream, Robert as a . . . — Map (db m135263) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — Champion of the Desert
Minerva Hamilton Hoyt was a Pasadena, California gardener and civic leader who loved desert landscapes. She saw beauty in the desert where others saw an empty wasteland or an opportunity for profit. Mrs. Hoyt believed that outstanding desert . . . — Map (db m116862) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 23 — Minerva Hamilton Hoyt
Her tireless efforts to establish Joshua Tree National Monument contributed to a heightened appreciation, not only of the Joshua Tree, but of the total desert environment. — Map (db m116863) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Carlsbad's First Firehouse
Built in 1942, the North Sector office of California State Parks was the first fire station in northern San Diego County. The Caifornia Division of Forestry (CDF) occupied the building until 1973 when California State parks acquired it.

From . . . — Map (db m128479) HM

California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Heritage Hall
Heritage Hall was built in 1926 as the original sanctuary of St. Patricks Catholic Church. In 1952 it became Carlsbad's first city hall and police station; in the 1960's the first library, the first children's library and later a ballet . . . — Map (db m117802) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Relocating the GazeboThe Twin Inns Gazebo
In 2007, the gazebo had fallen into disrepair and was facing demolition. A group of Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotarians and community leaders led by L. John Simons, assembled to consider moving and restoring the gazebo. With help from many in the community . . . — Map (db m117974) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — The Twin Inns Gazebo
Originally built in the garden behind the Twins Inn. This gazebo was donated to the city of Carlsbad by Neiman’s Village Faire and moved to the Rotary Park in 1950. It was restored through the generous assistance of the Carlsbad Evening Rotary Club. — Map (db m117957) HM
California (San Diego County), Coronado — "Imagine Tent City"Dedicated September 2009
On this site in 1900, Coronado Beach Company opened Tent City for vacationers on a budget. Until 1939, thousands of people from Southern California and beyond vacationed here between June and September, enjoying the fresh air, nightly concerts, . . . — Map (db m123189) HM
California (San Diego County), Coronado — Centennial ParkCoronado Centennial 1886-1986
Centennial Park Original site of the Coronado Ferry Landing 1886-1969 Dedicated November 13, 1986 — Map (db m117852) HM
California (San Diego County), Coronado — Star Park
Designed in 1886 as part of the original Coronado City Plan, this park once boasted a star shaped flower garden with a fountain in the center. The five streets, which still exist, radiated from the points of the star. Upkeep of the landscaping . . . — Map (db m68431) HM
California (San Diego County), La Jolla — Torrey Pines Lodge
Torrey Pines Lodge 1923 Has Been Listed in the National Register of Historic Places Department of Interior 18 June 1998 — Map (db m142954) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Ellen Browning Scripps
the heart of a nurse, the courage of an astronaut and a capacity to give both generously and wisely” – Thomas O. Scripps The philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps (1836—1932) holds a special and endearing place . . . — Map (db m142943) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 53 — Estudillo House
Estudillo House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — Map (db m11781) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Lloyd T. Lowrey PlazaSan Diego County Heritage Park
Lloyd T. Lowrey was a parks designer and landscape architect. he was a designer of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, and Director of San . . . — Map (db m51787) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Ocean Beach Municipal PierEstablished 1966
Originally named San Diego Fishing Pier, the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier was built in 1966. The OB Pier is the longest concrete pier on the west coast, extending 1,971 feet with a T-shape platform at the end of the pier adding 360 feet to the south . . . — Map (db m147233) HM
California (San Diego County), Vista — 940 — Rancho Guajome
Formerly attached to Mission San Luís Rey, the 2,219-acre ranch passed through brief ownership by two Mission Indians, then Don Abel Stearns, and into possession of Ysidora Bandini upon marriage to Col. Cave Johnson Couts. The adobe ranch house, . . . — Map (db m148680) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Congressman Phillip Burton1926-1983
Powerful, profane, brilliant, fierce—think about Phil Burton and you have to think in big, dramatic terms. He wasn't a moderate man. Elected to Congress from San Francisco in 1964, he fought for workers' rights, for seniors and people with . . . — Map (db m132243) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Crissy Field Transformed
The view before you to the east is one of the greatest transformations at the Presidio since it became a national park in 1994. Originally a tidal marsh, the wetlands were filled in and leased to build part of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International . . . — Map (db m132490) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Golden Gate Park: A Brief History
Before Golden Gate Park was built there was a great debate on where the park should be located. Three choices were on the table, the current location (at that time called the "outside lands"), the presidio, and a long linear park through Hayes . . . — Map (db m132077) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Historic Trees
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California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — In Memory of Adolph Sutro
Mining Engineer — Philanthropist — Pioneer Builder in San Francisco. Born April 29, 1830, in Prussia. Came to the United States 1850. Settled in San Francisco 1854. Built Sutro Heights which he presented to San Francisco as a public . . . — Map (db m21262) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Japanese Tea GardenWorld Villages
In the winter of 1894 the California Midwinter Exposition arrived in Golden Gate Park. Some of the most popular attractions at the fair were exhibits of people from around the world; Native Americans, Egyptians, Aleutians, Hawaiians, Turks, South . . . — Map (db m132112) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Murphy WindmillBackground & History
Windmills, including the Murphy Windmill and the Dutch Windmill to the north, are structures that harness the power of wind energy to perform work. Throughout history, windmills have been used to grind wheat, cut wood, generate electricity, and . . . — Map (db m133577) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Save the PalaceCampaigns and Close Calls
"Therefore, let us preserve our Palace of Fine Arts as long as possible, six months, six years, or any length of time — maybe someday it can be made permanent…” Willis Polk, 1915 It is difficult to contemplate San Francisco . . . — Map (db m131097) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The California Midwinter International Exposition
The Midwinter Exposition covered 160 acres and opened officially on January 27, 1894. 180 structures representing all California Counties, 4 other states, the Arizona Territory, and 18 foreign nations and villages, including a Japanese Village, . . . — Map (db m132056) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Music ConcourseGolden Gate Park Band
The general arrangement of the Music Concourse is based upon Michael O'Shaughnessy's design of the Grand Court for the California Midwinter Exposition of 1894. Remnants of the Midwinter Exposition can still be seen today; the dome-topped bollards . . . — Map (db m132132) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The PPIE ExperienceSomething For Everyone
"The coloring is so soft and wonderful. Blues and reds and greens and yellows and browns and grays are all blended into one perfect whole… It is fairyland." Laura Ingalls Wilder, West from Home. The Palace of Fine Arts is the . . . — Map (db m131099) HM
California (San Mateo County), San Mateo — Pacific City
The idea to build an amusement park at this site was conceived by local civic leaders. This park would rival those at Coney Island and Atlantic City. The Pacific City site was 90 acres, stretching from Peninsula Avenue to Burlingame Avenue and . . . — Map (db m28780) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — “World’s Safest Beach”Carpinteria
The moniker "World's Safest Beach” was initially used in the 1920's to attract visitors to Carpinteria's pristine beaches, made "safe” by the sheltering Channel Islands. It later came to be embraced by the local community as an . . . — Map (db m147472) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Gilroy — The Miller EstateTraces of history fade as the forest restores itself on Mt. Madonna
Henry Miller, “The Cattle King” With only $6 in his pocket, German immigrant Henry Miller (birth name Heinrich Alfred Kreiser) stepped off the boat in San Francisco in 1850 with one pervading ambition – to labor hard at a . . . — Map (db m54122) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Morgan Hill — Anderson Lake County Park
Long before nearby Coyote Creek was dammed to form the reservoir in 1950, people were drawn to its cool shade and clear flowing water. In 2006 an ancient burial site was unearthed during construction of homes across the street from this park. First . . . — Map (db m54034) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Plaza de Cesar E. Chavez
The Plaza de César E. E. Chávez is part of the original plaza of the 1797 Pueblo de San José and is the oldest continuously used public open space in the city. The plaza was the hub of the old Spanish settlement: the site of Juzgado and the . . . — Map (db m30207) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose (New Almaden) — 8 — Helping Hand Hall
Built in 1886 by Giles McDougal as social meeting place for miners & families. Included game room, kitchen, library & dance hall with stage patterned after San Francisco's Tivoli Theater. Upstairs rooms use for Hacienda visitors; in summer, arts & . . . — Map (db m114982) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Aptos — Seacliff SS Palo Alto 100 years
Fearing the world might run out of steel, the United States commissioned tankers built of concrete during World War I (1914-1918). Launched in Oakland on May 29, 1919, the SS Palo Alto arrived too late to serve her intended purpose. She remained . . . — Map (db m134748) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Capitola — 860 — Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office
California’s first seaside resort community was established here in 1869 by Mr. F. A. Hihn. The grand opening was held on July 4, 1874, for the 15 acre resort, located in the present Village and Depot Hill areas. The Superintendent’s Office, built . . . — Map (db m2351) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Capitola — Historic Lawn Way Cottages
The early land surrounding Capitola first saw sea side lagoons and meadows of colorful wild flowers, eucalyptus trees and butterflies with Ohlone Indians fishing in Soquel Creek to glowing barely fields and a potato warehouse in 1850.

The . . . — Map (db m147263) HM

California (Shasta County), Shingletown — Loomis LegacyLassen Volcano National Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The enthusiasm, talent, and dedication of Benjamin F. Loomis helped bring a national park into existence. His legacy started with the photographs he took, which today still spark understanding and awe of Lassen Peak’s historic eruptive events. In . . . — Map (db m58136) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Etna — Johnson - Joss Memorial Park
Alexander Johnson donated the land for the first High School, City Park and the Catholic Church. Leonard Joss, naturalist, landscaped the first city park, planted diverse flora all around Etna. In honor of their generosity we dedicated . . . — Map (db m58567) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Tule Lake — Civilian Conservation Corps
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps on March 31, 1933, to provide employment for America's youth and promote the nation's economic recovery. The CCC's work involved conservation projects on forest, park . . . — Map (db m547) HM

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