Mission Hills, Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1972 by El Camino Real Parlor No. 324 Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Location. 34° 16.744′ N, 118° 27.388′ W. Marker is in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Rinaldi Street 0.1 miles east of Indian Hills Road (U.S. 405), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. San Fernando's Workman Street becomes Rinaldi in Mission Hills. The marker and dam are immediately west of the north lot of Nova Storage. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14802 Rinaldi Street Mission Hills, CA 91345, Mission Hills CA 91345, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Fernando Rey de Espańa (approx. half a mile away); San Fernando Mission (approx. half a mile away); Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. (approx. half a mile away); "This Fountain" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra Casa de Lopez (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andres Pico Adobe (approx. 0.9 miles away); César Chávez Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away).
More about this marker. Nondescript, in a small park.
Regarding Mission Dam. This site is near Indian Hills Road. At the north end of Indian Hills Road are properties planted with Blue Elderberry, large cactus, and shrubs important to the native people of the area. A village or food site was near this location. One elderberry is centuries old. The last sycamore is dying. Like any historical site, this dam has some fascinating stories we will never know.
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Additional keywords. San Fernando Mission,dam,civil engineering,water control
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
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