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

Christmas Tree Lane

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
 
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 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
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By Michael Kindig, February 16, 2002
2. Christmas Tree Lane Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Zane Grey Estate (approx. half a mile 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); 1942 Rose Bowl (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pasadena Public Library (approx. 2 miles away); Hopkins Alley (approx. 2 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altadena.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Altadena's Christmas Tree Lane. Every Christmas season for more than 80 years, the majestic deodars on the "Mile of Christmas Trees" are strung with 10,000 lights. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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By Michael Kindig, February 16, 2002
3. Christmas Tree Lane
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By Craig Baker, December 24, 2019
4. Christmas Tree Lane and Marker
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By Craig Baker, December 24, 2019
5. Christmas Tree Lane
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By Los Angeles Times, circa 1938
6. Christmas Tree Lane
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By Craig Baker, December 24, 2019
7. National Register of Historic Places
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,244 times since then and 17 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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