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

The Lion

El Monte Historical Monument

 
 
The Lion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 7, 2018
1. The Lion Marker
Inscription.
“The Lion” dedicated 1980.
Gay’s Lion Farm 1924 - 1944.
Donated 1948 to El Monte Union High School.
 
Erected 1980 by City of El Monte.
 
Location. 34° 3.881′ N, 118° 2.125′ W. Marker is in El Monte, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Bodger Street east of Tyler Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11098 Bodger Street, El Monte CA 91731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gay’s Lion Farm (approx. half a mile away); The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill (approx. ¾ mile away); El Monte (approx. 0.8 miles away); Savannah Memorial Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Mission San Gabriel (approx. 3.2 miles away); Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe (approx. 4 miles away); Ortega-Vigare Adobe (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Spanish Trail (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Monte.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on the school campus, and can be viewed through a fence.
 
Regarding The Lion. This statue was originally located at nearby Gay’s Lion Farm,
The Lion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 7, 2018
2. The Lion Marker
a popular tourist attraction. In 1925, El Monte High School adopted the Lions name for its teams, and the Gays provided a lion mascot for big games. After the Lion Farm closed, this statue was donated to the school.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Gay’s Lion Farm.
 
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The Lion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 7, 2018
3. The Lion
The Lion, at Gay’s Lion Farm image. Click for full size.
Los Angeles Public Library
4. The Lion, at Gay’s Lion Farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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