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

El Monte

 
 
El Monte Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 17, 2022
1. El Monte Marker
Inscription.  This tablet commemorates the site of the oldest Protestant Evangelical Church in Southern California; the erection of the first school house; and the end of the Santa Fe Trail.
 
Erected 1930 by California State Society - Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
 
Location. 34° 3.972′ N, 118° 2.144′ W. Marker is in El Monte, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Tyler Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Interstate 10, on the left when traveling south. Located in front of the El Monte Historical Museum, in the town's former library building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3150 Tyler Ave, El Monte CA 91731, 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. The Lion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lady Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gay’s Lion Farm
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Photographed By Craig Baker, July 17, 2022
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(approx. half a mile away); The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named El Monte (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dinsmoor Heritage House (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Tibbett (approx. 2.1 miles away); Japanese Markers (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Monte.
 
Regarding El Monte. The City of El Monte promotes itself as the “End of the Santa Fe Trail” because the original settlers traveled west on that trail to Santa Fe before continuing on to California. The Santa Fe Trail did not extend to California.
 
Also see . . .  El Monte Historical Museum. Open Mon-Thur 10-4. (Submitted on November 28, 2022.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Jan. 27, 2023