Chatsworth in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Stagecoach Trail was used from 1861 to 1895. Also known as the Devil's Slide.
Erected 2019 by Cultural Heritage Board, City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 92.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
Location. 34° 15.454′ N, 118° 36.828′ W. Marker is in Chatsworth, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Devonshire Street east of Larwin Avenue, in the median. The marker faces the entrance to Chatsworth Park South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22300 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth CA 91311, 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. Minnie Hill Palmer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chatsworth Community Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Olive Trees (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Munch Box (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Santa Susana Stage Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stoney PointGarden of the Gods (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatsworth.
Regarding Stagecoach Trail. This was an important road linking Los Angeles and Ventura County. The route climbs through what is now the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park.
During the steep descent, drivers would chain a wheel in place or use a wooden timber placed through the rear spokes to lock both wheels. Hikers can still see the deep ruts made by the wagons on the 'Devil's Slide'.
The road was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #92 in 1972; listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974; and declared Ventura County Historical Landmark #104 in 1986.
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Also see . . . Stagecoach Trail History. (Submitted on February 21, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.