Whittier in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree
University of California.
Erected 1963 by Whittier Area Community Beautiful Grand Parlor Native Daughters of the Golden West Whittier Chapter Daughters American Revolution. (Marker Number 681.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Historic Trees, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 33° 58.434′ N, 118° 2.762′ W. Marker is in Whittier, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Whittier Boulevard north of Mar Vista, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12300 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier CA 90602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reform School for Juvenile Offenders (approx. 0.4 miles away); Casa de Governor Pío Pico (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of the Rio San Gabriel (approx. 4 miles away); The Speedee McDonald's Store (approx. 4½ miles away); The Original Hass Avocado Tree (approx. 4.8 miles away); American Legion Norwalk Post 359 Casa de Rancho San Antonio (approx. 5.1 miles away); Norwalk Square (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whittier.
Regarding Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree. Planted in 1907 by George Weinshank and assistants under the direction of Professor Ralph Smith as part of an experimental planting for the University of California Experiment Station, this tree stands as a monument to the early cooperation of state educational system with local walnut industry. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
Categories. • Agriculture • Education • Horticulture & Forestry •
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