Sylmar in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mission Indians about 1800.
Mission water supply came from these wells.
Erected 1966 by Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 34° 17.534′ N, 118° 27.24′ W. Marker is in Sylmar, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Havana Avenue and Bleeker Street. Marker is not accessible because this water facility is not open to the public. It can be seen at a distance through a fence. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12299 Havana Avenue, Sylmar CA 91342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rogerio Rocha (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mission Dam (approx. 0.9 miles away); Casa de Lopez (approx. 0.9 miles away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra César Chávez Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); San Fernando Mission (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mission San Fernando Rey de Espańa (approx. 1.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The Mission Wells today provide water to residents of Los Angeles, and for security reasons there is no public access.
Regarding Mission Wells. 200 years ago, water flowed to the surface naturally, there were no wells. The San Fernando Mission was located nearby because of this water supply.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on December 25, 2017, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2017. 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.