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

The Crescenta-Cañada Valley

 
 
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By Craig Baker, June 2, 2019
1. The Crescenta-Cañada Valley Marker
Inscription.  When the Colonials of the American eastern seaboard were struggling to create and defend man’s most noble achievement in self government, the vast Pacific Southwest was a slumbering frontier. Barely six years before Paul Revere made his famous ride to warn his countrymen in Massachusetts, General Gaspar de Portola rode to the banks of the Los Angeles River, where a great city would some day rise.

In 1784, a soldier of the King of Spain, Don Jose Maria Verdugo, was issued title to the first of California’s celebrated land grants, Rancho San Rafael, on part of which this memorial stands. Here, Don Jose raised cattle, sheep and horses on the sun-drenched floor of the valley, riding with his vaqueros from the hacienda further south where the city of Glendale now stands. In the quiet foothills, deer, quail, coyotes and bear lived almost at peace with the Native Indians.

These broad acres were familiar to the Franciscan Padres as they crossed from Mission San Gabriel to Mission San Fernando. Living then, as it is today, was gracious and tranquil.

This delightful valley, overlooking the coastal plain and
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By Craig Baker, June 2, 2019
2. The Crescenta-Cañada Valley Marker
the sea , is one of the rare places where the coming of man has brought fruition of a dream.
 
Erected 1975 by Montrose - Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 12.34′ N, 118° 13.698′ W. Marker is in Montrose, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on Honolulu Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 Honolulu Ave, Montrose CA 91020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Flood of 1934 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Descanso Gardens (approx. 0.9 miles away); San Rafael Rancho (approx. 1.8 miles away); Crescenta Valley Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lewis House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Homeland (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jet Propulsion Laboratory (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tuna Canyon Detention Station (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
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By Craig Baker, June 2, 2019
3. The Crescenta-Cañada Valley Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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