San Dimas in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
La Cienega, Mud Springs, Birthplace of San Dimas
La Cienega — Mud Springs.
Los Angeles - San Bernardino - Sonora Road stage station and campground, a place favored by the Indians. Near here in 1774 and 1776 Juan Bautisa de Anza — trailblazer, colonizer — and his followers passed on their way from Sonora, Mexico to Monterey, California. And on November 12, 1826 Jedediah Strong Smith — trader, trapper, pathfinder — one of the most heroic pioneers of the nation, and the first American to make his way overland to California, camped with his fearless band of trappers near this spot on his way to Mission San Gabriel.
Erected by the Pomona Valley Historical Society and the Service Organizations of San Dimas. Dedicated in 1939.
Erected 1995 by San Dimas Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 503 East Arrow Highway, San Dimas CA 91773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Martin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The R.M. Teague House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Teague Nursery Showroom (approx. half a mile away); San Dimas Marmalade Factory (approx. half a mile away); San Jose Division Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); First Residence in San Dimas (approx. half a mile away); San Dimas Sheriff’s Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Dimas Garage (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Dimas.
More about this marker. In 2019 the San Dimas Historical Society installed a new marker, with updated information, at nearby Rhoads Park.
Regarding La Cienega, Mud Springs, Birthplace of San Dimas. The town of San Dimas was originally called Mud Springs.
Also see . . . San Dimas Community History. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.)
Drove by this last Saturday & it looks like the plaque has been pried off of the marker's base. Been there since 1939 & now some illiterate
— Submitted January 25, 2015.
Work began in 2018 to create a replacement marker and install it in Rhoads Park.
— Submitted December 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 4,177 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on August 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. 5. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.