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Canoga Park in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Historic Coast Redwood Grove

Canoga Park High School

 
 
Historic Coast Redwood Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 1, 2019
1. Historic Coast Redwood Grove Marker
Inscription.  Trees have always been an important consideration at Canoga Park High School since its founding in 1915. Many varieties of beautiful trees have been planted on campus over the years including the majestic Coast Redwood, (Sequoia Sempervirens), the world’s tallest tree. In 1936 the forestry classes and the agricultural classes under the direction of Mr. E. Yale Waterman, started the campus Coast Redwood grove, which would become the largest redwood grove in Southern California. They started with seven trees planted on Arbor Day that first year. The next year they planted another seven trees. During the following years cuttings were taken from those original redwood trees until there were a total of 58 trees on campus. When the Los Angeles River channel was deepened, 28 of the trees were lost. The grove still exists and flourishes today.
 
Erected 2005 by E Clampus Vitus Platrix Chapter #2, Canoga Park High School Boosters Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location.
Historic Coast Redwood Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 1, 2019
2. Historic Coast Redwood Grove Marker
34° 11.677′ N, 118° 36.297′ W. Marker is in Canoga Park, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Vanowen Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park CA 91303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canoga Park Fire Station #72 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Canoga Park Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Canoga Park Branch Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shadow Ranch (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Trapper's Lodge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Canoga Mission Gallery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Corbin Palms House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canoga Park.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the quad near the southwest corner of the school, and the redwood grove is next to the running track near the northeast corner of the school.
 
Historic Coast Redwood Grove image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 7, 2019
3. Historic Coast Redwood Grove
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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