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

Stoney Point

 
 
Stoney Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 30, 2020
1. Stoney Point Marker
Inscription.  
Stoney Point Outcroppings natural site, considered one of the most picturesque areas in Los Angeles.
Declared 1974, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 132, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.
 
Erected 1974 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 132.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNative AmericansParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 16.181′ N, 118° 36.323′ W. Marker is in Chatsworth, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Santa Susana Pass Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Garden of the Gods (approx. half a mile away); Minnie Hill Palmer House (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Munch Box
Stoney Point and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 30, 2020
2. Stoney Point and Marker
The marker is on a small boulder at the base of Stoney Point, on the south-west side.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Stagecoach Trail (approx. one mile away); Chatsworth Community Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Olive Trees (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Santa Susana Stage Road (approx. 1˝ miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatsworth.
 
Regarding Stoney Point. Stoney Point was the site of a Tongva Indian village until the 1790s. It is believed that the village of Momonga was located at Stoney Point. It is culturally significant because Momonga allowed intermarriage of Chumash, Fernandeno and Gabrieleno peoples. A sulphur spring runs adjacent to Stoney Point on the east side, which the natives believed had spiritual properties. It is said that shamans would visit Stoney Point in preparation for the Winter Solstice celebration that drew native people from as far away as Temecula.

Stoney Point has a long history of association with rock climbing and bouldering, which began in the 1930s. In the '50s and '60s, pioneering rock climbers Royal Robbins and Yvon Chouinard learned to climb at 400-foot-tall Stoney Point.

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Stoney Point Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 30, 2020
3. Stoney Point Park
2008 Chatsworth Metrolink Train Crash occurred on the north-east side of Stoney Point. In 2009 a marker was placed above the railroad tunnel in memory of the victims. First responders and passengers who survived the crash were in attendance.
 
Stoney Point image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 30, 2018
4. Stoney Point
The Grapes of Wrath image. Click for full size.
1940
5. The Grapes of Wrath
The scene where the Joad family arrives in California was filmed in Chatsworth overlooking the San Fernando Valley farmland, in 1940.
Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2020
6. Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 316 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 1, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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