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

Canoga Park Post Office

Challenger Station

 
 
Canoga Park Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 23, 2022
1. Canoga Park Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
Owensmouth and the West Valley area were served by two post offices since 1912. In 1931, Owensmouth became Canoga Park and it was decided to build a permanent office for the area. This Canoga Park post office opened in 1939 and is said to have a time capsule in its cornerstone.

Artist Maynard Dixon painted his last public mural in 1941 for this post office titled "Palomino Ponies" (no. 208). The Maynard Dixon mural was registered as a National Landmark in Washington D.C. by the National Historical Society.

tribute plaque, inside the lobby:
This post office was renamed "Challenger Station" after the first Space Shuttle to carry a civilian passenger exploded only 73 seconds after its launch from Cape Canaveral on January 28, 1986. People on board were: Astronauts:
Commander Francis R. Scobee, Gregory B. Jarvis, Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnick, Michael J. Smith and schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
 
Erected 2005 by Canoga Park Improvement Association, and the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society.
 
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceArts, Letters, MusicCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 34° 12.07′ N, 118° 36.186′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. It is in Canoga Park. Marker is at the intersection of Sherman Way and Jordan Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Sherman Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21801 Sherman Way, Canoga Park CA 91303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canoga Park Fire Station #72 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canoga Park Station (about 700 feet away); Canoga Park Branch Library (about 800 feet away); Canoga Park High School Mural (approx. half a mile away); Historic Coast Redwood Grove (approx. half a mile away); Assembly Hall (approx. half a mile away); Shadow Ranch (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trapper's Lodge (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Canoga Park Post Office.
Tribute Plaque, Inside the Lobby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 23, 2022
2. Tribute Plaque, Inside the Lobby
Maynard Dixon (1875 – 1946) was an artist whose work focused on the American West. He was married for a time to photographer Dorothea Lange. He is considered one of the finest artists who created most of his art on the Southwestern cultures and landscapes.
 
Canoga Park Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 23, 2022
3. Canoga Park Post Office Marker
Canoga Park Post Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 23, 2022
4. Canoga Park Post Office
"Palomino Ponies" Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker
5. "Palomino Ponies" Mural
Post Office Lobby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, November 23, 2022
6. Post Office Lobby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 23, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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