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Lankershim Monument

 
 
Lankershim Monument, Panel #1 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 1, 2018
1. Lankershim Monument, Panel #1
Inscription.  
[Panel #1]
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.

[Panel #2]
Near here on the bank of the Los Angeles River was fought the Battle of Cahuenga, Feb. 22, 1845.

[Panel #3]
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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: PeaceSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American.
 
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. Park at the end of Nichols Canyon Rd and hike up a steep hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90046, 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
Lankershim Monument, Panel #2 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 1, 2018
2. Lankershim Monument, Panel #2
flies. Universal City Overlook (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Campo de Cahuenga (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alfred Hitchcock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nancy Pohl Overlook at Fryman Canyon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cahuenga Pass Treasure (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. 2 miles away); Big Boy (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
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.
 
Lankershim Monument, Panel #3 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 1, 2018
3. Lankershim Monument, Panel #3
Lankershim Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 1, 2018
4. Lankershim Monument
Lankershim Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 1, 2018
5. Lankershim Monument
The stairs leading to the monument are steep and uneven.
Lankershim Monument Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 1, 2018
6. Lankershim Monument Entrance
There are no signs indicating where the monument is.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 52 times this year. 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.
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