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

John Guess Sr.

(1827–1919)

 

— Savannah Memorial Park —

 
John Guess Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
1. John Guess Sr. Marker
Inscription.  John Guess, known as the first permanent Anglo-Saxon settler of the area, arrived with his family in the San Gabriel Valley in 1852. He purchased 100 acres known as the Savannah Ranch where they raised alfalfa, hogs, mules, and horses. They lived on Guess Street, named in his honor. He built the first school house in Los Angeles County. It was called Savannah School.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 4.899′ N, 118° 4.03′ W. Marker is in Rosemead, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Valley Boulevard east of Loma Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9263 Valley Blvd, Rosemead CA 91770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Alice Rogers (here, next to this marker); John Guess, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Elwood Wiggins (a few steps from this marker); Andrew J. King (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Thomas A. Mayes (a few steps from this marker);
John Guess Sr. Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
2. John Guess Sr. Monument and Marker
Nicholas Smith (a few steps from this marker); Archie N. Wiggins (a few steps from this marker); John Cleminson (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosemead.
 
John Guess Sr. (1830-1919) image. Click for full size.
Collection of A. Guess via FindAGrave.com
3. John Guess Sr. (1830-1919)
Born in Conway County, Arkansas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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