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

Old Trapper's Lodge

 
 
Old Trapper's Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 12, 2018
1. Old Trapper's Lodge Marker
Inscription.  Old Trapper's Lodge is one of California's remarkable twentieth century folk art environments. It represents the life work of John Ehn (1897-1981), a self-taught artist who wished to pass on a sense of the Old West. Derived from personal experiences, myths and tall tales from 1951 to 1981, using his family as models, and incorporating memorabilia, the "Old Trapper" followed his dreams and visions to create the Lodge and its "Boot Hill."
 
Erected 1985 by California State Parks; and Saving and Preservation Arts and Cultural Environments. (Marker Number 939.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 34° 11.101′ N, 118° 34.999′ W. Marker is in Woodland Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on El Rancho Drive 0.3 miles east of De Soto Avenue. On the campus of Pierce College near Parking Lot 8. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7100 El Rancho Drive, Woodland Hills CA 91367, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Old Trapper's Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 12, 2018
2. Old Trapper's Lodge Marker
The marker is near the center of this photo, hidden in the landscaping.
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within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corbin Palms House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Coast Redwood Grove (approx. 1.4 miles away); Canoga Park Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Canoga Park Fire Station #72 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Canoga Park Branch Library (approx. 1.6 miles away); Van Dekker House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Shadow Ranch (approx. 2.2 miles away); Adams Residence (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodland Hills.
 
Regarding Old Trapper's Lodge. Old Trapper’s Lodge was a motel, near Burbank Airport. It was demolished to make room for airport expansion. The marker and sculptures were moved to Pierce College in 1988.

This is one of nearly a dozen California Historical Landmarks with the number 939 — Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments (Thematic).

Open for free public viewing during campus hours, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm daily. Located just north of El Rancho Drive, near Parking Lot 8, behind the red hen house.
 
Also see . . .  Old Trapper’s Lodge. History and photos. (Submitted on December 13, 2018.) 
 
Old Trapper's Family image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 12, 2018
3. Old Trapper's Family
Boot Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 12, 2018
4. Boot Hill Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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