Near La Cañada Flintridge in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Angeles National Forest
Erected 1960 by California State Parks; and San Fernando, Antelope Valley, and Rancho San Fernando Parlors - Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 717.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 34° 16.182′ N, 118° 10.102′ W. Marker is near La Cañada Flintridge, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Angeles Crest Highway (California Route 2) 8.3 miles north of Foothill Freeway (U.S. 210), on the left when traveling north. Located near the parking lot at George’s Gap trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Canada Flintridge CA 91011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Jet Propulsion Laboratory (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mount Lowe Railway (approx. 4.9 miles away); Descanso Gardens (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Great Flood of 1934 (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Crescenta-Cañada Valley (approx. 5.6 miles away); Zane Grey Estate (approx. 5.7 miles away); Crescenta Valley Park (approx. 6 miles away); Christmas Tree Lane (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Regarding The Angeles National Forest. This forest serves the largest urban population in the United States, and is a viable source of watershed protection, recreation, and scenic beauty.
In 2014, the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was created to provide greater environmental protection for the heavily visited region. It includes much of the Angeles National Forest.
This is California Historical Landmark No. 717.
This contributor (-CB) is a former Fire Lookout Volunteer at nearby Vetter Mountain Lookout, which was built in 1935, destroyed in the 2009 Station Fire, and rebuilt in 2019.
Also see . . .
1. Angeles National Forest website. (Submitted on September 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
2. Visitor Center and Fire Lookouts. (Submitted on September 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas •
More. Search the internet for The Angeles National Forest.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 13, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.