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

Historic Palm Tree

 
 
Historic Palm Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 20, 2018
1. Historic Palm Tree Marker
Inscription.  This historic palm tree stood for more than 25 years at the entrance of the Southern Pacific Station. At this railroad portal of the city it became a familiar landmark to many thousands of Los Angeles and Southern California citizens and visitors from elsewhere, and was a mute witness to the growth of Los Angeles from a community of Pueblo days to a great world metropolis of today. When construction of a new Southern Pacific station necessitated removal, under the auspices of the Los Angeles Examiner it was presented to the City of Los Angeles by the Southern Pacific Company. On September 5, 1914, It was placed here, where it and its sentimental associations will be permanently preserved.
 
Erected 1914.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
 
Location. 34° 0.844′ N, 118° 16.995′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California
Historic Palm Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 20, 2018
2. Historic Palm Tree Marker
, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Figueroa Street and 39th Street, on the right when traveling south on Figueroa Street. Located in Exposition Park, east of the Coliseum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles CA 90037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spy in the Sky (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Southern California (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Trojan for Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Oldest University Building in Southern California (approx. 0.4 miles away); John C. Argue Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); Petrified Tree from the Arizona Forest (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Historic Palm Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 20, 2018
3. Historic Palm Tree
Southern Pacific Station image. Click for full size.
Courtesy USC Libraries, circa 1890
4. Southern Pacific Station
The fan palm greeted tourists and emigrants when they arrived.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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