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South Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cathedral Oak Monument

 
 
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By Craig Baker, May 30, 2019
1. Cathedral Oak Monument
Inscription.  
Panel 1:
Under this oak — the legend runs — the first Easter Services in California were held by Father Crespi in 1770.

Panel 2:
Near this spot the Cathedral Oak stood. Time destroyed its roots. This monument is placed here in memoriam of this historic tree.
 
Erected 1932 by Daughters of the American Revolution Oneonta Park Chapter. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Historic Trees marker series.
 
Location. 34° 7.26′ N, 118° 9.921′ W. Marker is in South Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Arroyo Drive south of Hermosa Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 Arroyo Dr, South Pasadena CA 91030, 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. Watering Trough (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cawston Ostrich Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Judson Studios (approx. one mile away); Adobe Flores (approx.
Cathedral Oak Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 30, 2019
2. Cathedral Oak Monument
The marker is on top of the pedestal.
1.1 miles away); First Electric Power Pole (approx. 1.3 miles away); Distribution Station No. 2 (approx. 1 miles away); Invention of the Cheeseburger (approx. 1.6 miles away); Los Robles (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Pasadena.
 
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South Pasadena Landmark No. 19 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 30, 2019
3. South Pasadena Landmark No. 19
<i>Cathedral Oak, South Pasadena</i> image. Click for full size.
photo courtesy of the Security Pacific National Bank Collection, Los Angeles Public Library, circa 1895
4. Cathedral Oak, South Pasadena
"A man is seen standing near the large Cathedral Oak in South Pasadena, where Gaspar de Portola during his 1770 expedition cut a cross, slightly visible just to the left of the man, into the tree. This site is now known as the Cathedral Oak Monument, located at 430 Arroyo Drive, and is South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Landmark #19."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on June 5, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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