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

The Washington Elm

 
 
Washington Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2016
1. Washington Elm Marker
Inscription.  This is a fourth generation of the elm tree under which General George Washington took command of the Continental Army on July 8, 1775; and the Declaration of Independence was first read to the people of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Erected 1987 by Lucille Anthony, and the Gardena Citizens Bicentennial Committee of the U.S. Constitution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestryPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
 
Location. 33° 53.005′ N, 118° 18.418′ W. Marker is in Gardena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of 162nd Street and Harvard Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on 162nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 W 162nd St, Gardena CA 90247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pacific Electric Railway (approx. 3.2 miles away); PFC James Anderson (approx. 3.3 miles away);
Washington Elm and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2016
2. Washington Elm and Marker
Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jared Sidney Torrance (approx. 3.4 miles away); Space Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); First United States Air Meet (approx. 4.4 miles away); Beach Cottage (approx. 4˝ miles away); Heritage House (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Regarding The Washington Elm. When the original 210-year-old tree in Cambridge died in 1923, root shoots were sent to locations throughout the nation, and some of them still thrive today.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — The original Washington Elm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 6, 2021