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

Sister Elsie’s Well

 
 
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By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
1. Sister Elsie’s Well Marker
Inscription.  Dug by neophytes on the "Rancho Las Hermanas" (now owned by Philip Begue). Was used by the padres traveling over “Old Mission Trail” during the Spanish regime.
 
Erected 1930 by Native Sons and Daughters - Glendale Parlors.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.725′ N, 118° 16.741′ W. Marker is in Tujunga, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Saint Estaban Street east of Haines Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east. Located in the front courtyard of Foothill Retirement home. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6720 Saint Estaban Street, Tujunga CA 91042, 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. Bolton Hall (approx. ¾ mile away); Tuna Canyon Detention Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); McGroarty Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Crescenta Valley Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Great Flood of 1934
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By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
2. Sister Elsie’s Well and Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); The Crescenta-Cañada Valley (approx. 4 miles away); Doctors House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Miss American Green Cross (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tujunga.
 
Regarding Sister Elsie’s Well. In the early 1800’s a Catholic nun named Sister Elsie worked with the displaced local Indians of Los Angeles. She started a school and orphanage, and the Indians dug a well for her. In 1882 the land was settled by the Basque Begue family. They promoted the Sister Elsie legend, and in 1930 a historical plaque was placed at the well. In 1932 a health resort was built around the well, named the Hotel Tujunga. Around 1950 it became a retirement home.
 
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Sister Elsie’s Well and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
3. Sister Elsie’s Well and Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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