Sylmar in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Griﬃth Ranch
Originally part of the San Fernando Mission lands, this ranch was purchased by David Wark Griffith, revered pioneer of silent motion pictures, in 1912. It provided the locale for many western thrillers, including "Custer's Last Stand", and was the inspiration for the immortal production, "Birth of a Nation." It was acquired by Fritz B. Burns in 1948, who has perpetuated the Griffith name in memory of the great film pioneer.
Erected 1959 by California State Park Commission; Mr. Fritz B. Burns; the History and Landmarks Association of the San Fernando and Antelope Valley Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West; and the San Fernando Mission Parlor No. 280, Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 716.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 34° 17.401′ N, 118° 24.677′ W. Marker is in Sylmar, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Vaughn Street, on the right when traveling west on Foothill Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylmar CA 91342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured César Chávez Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Loop Fire (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rogerio Rocha (approx. 1.9 miles away); Casa de Lopez (approx. 1.9 miles away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mission Wells (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 2½ miles away); Mission Dam (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylmar.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 906 times since then. Last updated on September 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.