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

Christmas Tree Lane

 
 
Christmas Tree Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, February 16, 2002
1. Christmas Tree Lane Marker
Inscription.  The 135 Deodar Cedar trees were planted in 1885 by the Woodbury Family, the founders of Altadena. First organized by F.C. Nash in 1920, the "Mile of Christmas Trees" has been strung with 10,000 lights each holiday season through the efforts of volunteers and the Christmas Tree Lane Association. It is the oldest large-scale Christmas lighting spectacle in Southern California.
 
Erected 1990 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Altadena Heritage. (Marker Number 990.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentHorticulture & ForestryNotable PlacesRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 34° 11.042′ N, 118° 8.324′ W. Marker is in Altadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Santa Rosa Avenue and Alameda Street, on the right when traveling north on Santa Rosa Avenue. The trees are located on Santa Rosa
Christmas Tree Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, February 16, 2002
2. Christmas Tree Lane Marker
Avenue, both sides of street, from Woodbury Avenue to Altadena Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 573 East Alameda Street, Altadena CA 91001, 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. Zane Grey Estate (approx. half a mile away); MacPherson Parkway (approx. 1.2 miles away); O. Oliver Goodall (approx. 1˝ miles away); George Ellery Hale (approx. 2 miles away); Mount Lowe Railway (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jet Propulsion Laboratory (approx. 2.3 miles away); An Unforgettable Day (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pasadena Central Library (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altadena.
 
Also see . . .  Floyd Chapman Nash (1886 - 1958) - Find A Grave Memorial. Organizer of the "Mile of Christmas Trees". (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Christmas Tree Lane image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, February 16, 2002
3. Christmas Tree Lane
Christmas Tree Lane and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 24, 2019
4. Christmas Tree Lane and Marker
Christmas Tree Lane image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 24, 2019
5. Christmas Tree Lane
Christmas Tree Lane image. Click for full size.
By Los Angeles Times, circa 1938
6. Christmas Tree Lane
National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 24, 2019
7. National Register of Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,305 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on December 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6. submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   7. submitted on December 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 21, 2020