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Clickable Map of Los Angeles County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Los Angeles County, CA (2005) Kern County, CA (339) Orange County, CA (460) San Bernardino County, CA (340) Ventura County, CA (180)  LosAngelesCounty(2005) Los Angeles County (2005)  KernCounty(339) Kern County (339)  OrangeCounty(460) Orange County (460)  SanBernardinoCounty(340) San Bernardino County (340)  VenturaCounty(180) Ventura County (180)
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1 California, Los Angeles County, Acton — Acton Community Presbyterian Church
The Acton Community Presbyterian Church began as the Union Moral and Religious Association of Acton. The association's first meeting was held on April 28, 1888. The first formal service took place on June 17, 1888 at the Little White School which . . . Map (db m127488) HM
2 California, Los Angeles County, Acton — 14 — Soledad School District — Established 1869 — Los Angeles County —
The first adobe schoolhouse in 1869 was located near Ravenna, and served the children of miners and ranchers covering a 2,500 square mile area. A subsequent structure, built in 1870, was destroyed by flood in 1880. The present brick schoolhouse, . . . Map (db m145704) HM
3 California, Los Angeles County, Acton — The Acton Cemetery
We welcome visitors to the Historic Acton Cemetery. Out of respect for church members, relatives, and descendants of those buried here, we ask that you treat this sacred site with care and reverence. John and Wilhemina Duehren arrived in . . . Map (db m145703) HM
4 California, Los Angeles County, Agoura Hills — Ballard Mountain
Welcome to the site of Ballard Mountain, so named in honor of a courageous African-American community leader and pioneering homesteader in Seminole Springs, John Ballard (c. 1830-1905), in fitting recognition of his contributions to the civic . . . Map (db m226225) HM
5 California, Los Angeles County, Agoura Hills — Ladyface Mountain
Ladyface Mountain climbs to 2,031 feet above sea level and is visible for many miles. Legend has it that the Chumash Indians, who used the mountain as a perch to view the entire Conejo Valley, gave the mountain the name "Ladyface." The . . . Map (db m200712) HM
6 California, Los Angeles County, Agoura Hills — Lake Enchanto — Peter Strauss Ranch
Destination for a Sunday Drive During the Great Depression, two Hollywood visionaries bought this land, right down the road from the exclusive Malibou Lake Mountain Club. Called Lake Enchanto, it was created as a . . . Map (db m228725) HM
7 California, Los Angeles County, Agoura Hills — Morrison Ranch House — Witness to a Changing World
Rancher John Morrison and his family occupied this historic house in 1904. They lived and worked here for almost 60 years. Morrison‘s family cleared land to grow hay and raised horses and cattle to sell at nearby markets. They also built barns, . . . Map (db m167302) HM
8 California, Los Angeles County, Agoura Hills — Paramount Ranch — How You Can Help — Santa Monica Mountains —
You've seen Western Town in hundreds of movies, TV shows and commercials. It all started back in 1927 when Paramount Pictures purchased 2,700 acres of the old Rancho Las Virgenes for use as a "movie ranch." "Cisco Kid," "Dr. Quinn, Medicine . . . Map (db m150029) HM
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9 California, Los Angeles County, Agoura Hills — Peter Strauss Ranch — Horace Marden Albright — National Park Service —
Memorial Ceremony honoring Horace Marden Albright (January 6, 1890 - March 28, 1987) His footprints are on the United States and the world because all other national park systems are modeled on the one he built. April 4, 1987, . . . Map (db m236742) HM
10 California, Los Angeles County, Agoura Hills — Reagan Ranch — Malibu Creek State Park
A Future President’s Ranch By 1951, then actor Ronald Reagan purchased several parcels creating the approximately 357-acre ranch that spreads out before you and runs for 1.5 miles along Mulholland Highway. For the next ten years, . . . Map (db m236739) HM
11 California, Los Angeles County, Agoura Hills — Reyes Adobe Historical Site
Daughters of the American Revolution commemorate the significant role the Reyes Adobe historical site played in the development of California and its history. The property was a stop along the state's famous El Camino Real.Map (db m154344) HM
12 California, Los Angeles County, Alhambra — Alhambra City Hall
Site of First City Hall, 1903 - 1908. City of Alhambra, California, incorporated July 11, 1903.Map (db m197652) HM
13 California, Los Angeles County, Alhambra — Alhambra Clock
Dedicated December 18, 1982 by the Alhambra City Council and the Alhambra Redevelopment Agency Board. This Brown Street Clock marked the time and location of Henry E. Wellman Jewelers since 1913. The clock has been restored to its . . . Map (db m190603) HM
14 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — Andrew McNally House
Andrew McNally House. Built 1887. National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m199800) HM
15 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — 990 — Christmas Tree Lane
The 135 Deodar Cedar trees were planted in 1885 by the Woodbury Family, the founders of Altadena. First organized by F.C. Nash in 1920, the "Mile of Christmas Trees" has been strung with 10,000 lights each holiday season through the efforts of . . . Map (db m143798) HM
16 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — Cobb Estate — A Quiet Refuge Forever — Cobb Estate or Las Flores Ranch —
Cobb Estate sits at the mouth of the Las Flores Canyon and across from Echo Mountain, the historic site of the Incline Railway which traveled to the "White City" at the summit - first stop along the Mt. Lowe Scenic Railway. Charles and . . . Map (db m243445) HM
17 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — Farnsworth Park — Works Progress Administration
marker at amphitheater: Built by United States Works Progress Administration - 1938. marker at basketball courts: Improved by Works Progress Administration - 1937.Map (db m243384) HM
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18 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — 8 — Holmes House — County of Los Angeles Historic Landmark No. 8
Designed by Whitney R. Smith in the Early Modern architectural style and built in 1941 for Evelyn and Jackson Holmes. Designated on February 9, 2021 by the Board of Supervisors. Historical Landmarks and Records Commission.Map (db m192512) HM
19 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — MacPherson Parkway — Mount Lowe Park
Named in honor of David J. MacPherson who planned and engineered Mt. Lowe Railway and Echo Mountain Incline, in use 1893 to 1938.Map (db m153312) HM
20 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — Mount Lowe Scenic Railway — 1893 - 1936 — Cobb Estate Trailhead —
Mt. Lowe Scenic Railway was considered an engineering wonder and southern California's most popular tourist attraction during its heyday, carrying a total of 3.1 million visitors. 8th Wonder of the World The brainchild of . . . Map (db m243446) HM
21 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — O. Oliver Goodall — First Lieutenant — Army Air Corps
Lt. O. Oliver Goodall lived at 679 W Harriet Street from 1961 until his death in 2010 and made a powerful impact on his adopted communities of Altadena and Pasadena, in addition to contributing to elevating the dignity and civil rights of . . . Map (db m145504) HM WM
22 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — Robert Owens — El Prieto Canyon
Who was Robert Owens of El Prieto Canyon? In Spanish, "Prieto" means dark. El Prieto Canyon references a person, not the dark shade of its many mature oak trees. The "El Prieto" of this beautiful canyon was a man named Robert Owens. . . . Map (db m226463) HM
23 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — Zane Grey Estate
Zane Grey Estate, 396 East Mariposa Street, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, 2002.Map (db m144782) HM
24 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Alpine Tavern — Mount Lowe Railway
Originally planned as a small clubhouse for friends, Professor Lowe's Alpine Tavern became the temporary end of track when funds for construction ran out, then became the principal tourist attraction, terminus of the Alpine Division, and . . . Map (db m248796) HM
25 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Benjamin Davis Wilson — Don Benito
To the memory of Benjamin Davis Wilson, Don Benito, 1811 – 1878, pioneer trapper and settler who came to California in 1841, and in 1864 blazed the trail up this mountain which bears his name.Map (db m123037) HM
26 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Cape of Good Hope/Circular Bridge — Mount Lowe Railway
Cape of Good Hope (top photo) The Stone Wall that can be seen below you to the right of the road cut through the ridge is part of a sharp 200 degree curve. This enabled the railway to cross from Las Flores Canyon (beyond ridge) to . . . Map (db m247616) HM
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27 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Caretaker’s Cottage and Cable House — Mount Lowe Railway
This 1938 photo shows the cars parked next to the Cable House. The railway ceased operations after the burning of the Alpine Tavern in September of 1936. This left one person, Guy Fess, to watch over the closed Railway. The 4-passenger cars and . . . Map (db m248704) HM
28 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Casino, Tennis Courts, Power Plants, and Car Barn — Mount Lowe Railway — Circa 1901 —
This photograph was taken from the Castle Canyon trail which is to your left leading into Castle Canyon. The Casino building was in the area behind this sign to your right. The Casino was used for meetings, banquets, and dances. It was not . . . Map (db m248853) HM
29 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Circular Bridge — Mount Lowe Railway — 1893 - 1936 —
You are at the high end of Circular Bridge and looking at Echo Mountain. At the end of the cleared trail below (old railway right of way). This famous view was printed on the front cover of the 'Mt. Lowe Souvenir Photos' for many years.Map (db m248705) HM
30 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Cottages at Alpine Tavern — Mount Lowe Railway — 1893 - 1936 —
Guests at the Alpine Tavern could also stay in one of the 20 cottages located along the upper & lower concrete walkways to the right of this sign. Brackets for the electric lights & insulators are still in the trees.Map (db m249058) HM
31 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Dawn Station — Mount Lowe Railway
The Dawn Station "Trolley Stop" in this photograph is located to the left of this sign. A 2.4 mile trail led from Dawn Station to the mine located down in the canyon. Partially processed ore from the mine was brought up to this Station . . . Map (db m248031) HM
32 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Easter Rock — Mount Lowe Railway
Easter sunrise services were held here at Easter Rock for many years. Easter Rock is made up of decomposed rock and has weathered over the years. The plaque disappeared long ago. It read as follows: Easter Rock First . . . Map (db m247507) HM
33 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Eaton Saddle — Trailhead
Eaton Canyon Saddle Eaton Saddle is located between San Gabriel Peak (6,161') and Occidental Peak (5,732') and on the ridge leading from Red Box to Mt. Wilson. It separates Eaton Canyon to the south from Falls Canyon to the . . . Map (db m247457) HM
34 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Echo Mountain House
The world famous Echo Mountain House was completed in November 1894. It was a beautiful L-shaped building, four stories high with a 400-foot wing offering a southern exposure. A massive metal dome crowned the structure. The entire . . . Map (db m248028) HM
35 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Echo Mountain House — Mount Lowe Railway
From his Civil War days on, Professor Lowe loved pomp and ceremony. Completion of each new installation and hotel provided an excuse for a celebration. Echo Mountain House was finished on November 24, 1894. In this view, Professor . . . Map (db m248591) HM
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36 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Echo Mtn Service Pit — Mount Lowe Railway
This service pit was built in 1914 to maintain the cars that ran between Echo Mtn and Alpine Tavern. The 127 curves of the route to the Tavern wore heavily on the wheel flanges. This required regular wheel replacement. Because of the . . . Map (db m248594) HM
37 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Echo Phone
Echo Mountain is so named because of the many echoes that can be heard across Rubio Canyon. The Mt. Lowe Railway installed an Echo Phone similar to this one in the early 1900's. The base of the original Echo Phone can be seen behind this . . . Map (db m248029) HM
38 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — End of the Line — Mount Lowe Railway
This is the view you would have as you approach the White City from the Alpine Tavern in 1899. The tank-like structure located to the lower far right was used for storage of lighting and heating gas piped up from Pasadena, eight miles away. . . . Map (db m248703) HM
39 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — End of the Line (Alpine Tavern) — Mount Lowe Railway
The last of the 18 bridges between Echo Mtn. & Alpine Tavern was this large "S" shaped bridge which the trolleys crossed to reach the Alpine Tavern. Both end foundations of the bridge are still visible. If you look across the canyon to the . . . Map (db m248030) HM
40 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Forces of Nature — Mount Lowe Railway
The construction of the White City and rail system was quite a feat of engineering for the time. However, even the technology of the day could not protect the White City from the forces of nature. Fierce winds started a fire that destroyed . . . Map (db m248596) HM
41 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Granite Gate — Mount Lowe Railway
In this area it was necessary to blast a path for the railway out of the hard granite. The cutting of the Granite Gate itself took 8 months with the walls being left intact on Professor Lowes' orders. This "Gate" provided a picturesque frame . . . Map (db m247573) HM
42 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Harvard’s Mount Wilson Station
Station of Harvard College Observatory, 1889–1890.Map (db m119706) HM
43 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — High Bridge — Mount Lowe Railway — 1895 - 1938 —
High Bridge was a trestle which allowed the railway to maintain a straight right-of-way while crossing a steep rock face. The bridge itself was 113 feet long and 35 feet high. It is probable that most passengers preferred the safety of . . . Map (db m248544) HM
44 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Inspiration Point — Mount Lowe Railway
Inspiration Point is about a ten minute walk from the Alpine Tavern over part of the never completed railway grade to the summit of Mt. Lowe. From this shelter, sighting tubes helped visitors locate places of interest, including Catalina . . . Map (db m247503) HM
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45 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Longest Straight Stretch of Track — Mount Lowe Railway — 1893 - 1936 —
The railway from Echo Mountain to the Alpine Tavern covered 3½ miles with 127 curves and 114 straight segments. You are looking at the longest straight segment on that route -- a mere 225 feet long (less than 1/20 of a mile).Map (db m248748) HM
46 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Michelson Pier on Mount Wilson
On this pier in 1926 Albert Abraham Michelson measured the velocity of light by means of a beam of light transmitted to Mount San Antonio and reflected back to this station.Map (db m57274) HM
47 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Mount Lowe Power Plants
The foundations for the 1895 Power Plant are in the area right of this sign. The foundations of the 1899 Power Plant are to the left. All of the foundations for the Motors and Generators shown in the drawings are visible along with the . . . Map (db m248808) HM
48 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Mount Lowe Railway — Historical Marker
Cable wheel, last remnant of Incline section, Mt Lowe Railway, Rubio Canyon to Echo Mt, 1893-1938, built by Prof. T.S.C. Lowe, D.J. Macpherson, engineer.Map (db m122608) HM
49 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Mount Lowe Scenic Railway — 1893 - 1936
Mt. Lowe Scenic Railway was considered an engineering wonder and southern California's most popular tourist attraction during its heyday, carrying a total of 3.1 million visitors. 8th Wonder of the World The brainchild of . . . Map (db m247456) HM
50 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Mount Lowe Summit — Mount Lowe Railway
This summit, previously known as Oak Mountain, was named Mt. Lowe in the fall of 1892. At the time railway construction was going on in Rubio Canyon and Echo Mtn. Professor Lowe had planned to run the railway to this summit and build a large . . . Map (db m247464) HM
51 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — New Line to Alpine Tavern — Mount Lowe Railway — Opened 1895 —
The first .9 miles of the Alpine Division required 9 bridges to reach the present day Fire Road. It took about 20 minutes to travel to the Alpine Tavern by Trolley (3.5 Miles). -The small arrow locates present trail / road junction. . . . Map (db m248578) HM
52 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — On The Rail Again — Mount Lowe Railway
An early 1900 photograph showing car #123 crossing High Bridge on its way to the Alpine Tavern. Car #123 started the 3½ mile journey from Echo Mountain, which is located just out of this view to the right, approximately 2/3 of a mile away.Map (db m248792) HM
53 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — One Man and Mule Railway — Mount Lowe Railway
Visitors to Inspiration Point remember the tiny "One Man and Mule Railway," a little tourist tramway that connected Inspiration Point to Panorama Point overlooking Eaton Canyon. Operated by one man and his cantankerous mule, Herbert, the . . . Map (db m247505) HM
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54 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Sentinel Rock — Mount Lowe Railway — 1895 - 1938 —
Sentinel Rock was a well-known feature along the route to Alpine Tavern. In this photograph, the trolley has just passed over the ninth bridge on its way to Cape of Good Hope. The Cape of Good Hope marks the point where the tracks cross from Las . . . Map (db m248626) HM
55 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Stairway To The Sky — Mount Lowe Railway — 1893 - 1938 —
This stairway, which can be seen today, was actually the loading platform for the Incline cars. The Incline cars were designed with level floors and seats as they traveled the steep 3,000 foot long incline carrying guests between Rubio . . . Map (db m248735) HM
56 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope — Mount Wilson Observatory
In 1904, astronomer George Ellery Hale obtained support from the Carnegie Institution of Washington to found the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory. Stellar telescopes were soon added: first the 60-inch, then the 100-inch, when "Solar" was removed . . . Map (db m143305) HM
57 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — The Bungalow — Mount Lowe Railway
In 1925 four cottages were removed to allow construction of the Bungalow. The Bungalow could accommodate four families. Many of the trees in the photograph are still present. Can you find them?Map (db m248754) HM
58 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — The Lowe Observatory — Mount Lowe Railway
The Lowe Observatory housed an Alvan Clark 16-inch (lens) refracting telescope, one of the finest of its time. Dr Lewis Swift, the famous comet-seeker of the Warner Observatory in New York, was the first director. He and the Observatory were . . . Map (db m248552) HM
59 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — The Mount Wilson 100 Inch Telescope — International Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark — 1918 —
The increased light-grasp of this telescope made possible many notable advances in structural cosmology between 1924 and 1930. They have revised our ideas about the universe in which we live. One of these advances was that spiral nebulae are . . . Map (db m200931) HM
60 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — The White City — Mount Lowe Railway — Echo Mountain —
Photo showing the Echo Mountain Complex, known as the White City, as it appeared in the late 1890's. The Chalet Hotel is the small low building at the far left. The Echo Mountain House is the larger building just left of center. To the right . . . Map (db m249059) HM
61 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — 632 — West Fork Ranger Station — Old Short Cut
Built in 1900 alongside the West Fork of the San Gabriel River and north of Mt. Wilson, the historic cabin was the first ranger station built in California with federal government funds — $75. In the late 1920's, new roads into the mountains . . . Map (db m154560) HM
62 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Ye Alpine Tavern — Mount Lowe Railway
This is how the Tavern looked circa 1920. It was built in 1895 & destroyed by fire in 1936. The hotel ruins were dynamited in 1959 to allow for construction of the Mt. Lowe Trail Camp. Debris from the hotel now covers most of the area in . . . Map (db m247614) HM
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63 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — Ye Alpine Tavern Lobby — Mount Lowe Railway — 1895 - 1936 —
You are standing just above what was the basement below the lobby. However, if you were 10 feet higher, this is the a view you would have. The foundation for the wall at (Point "A") can be seen to your right, and small remains of the 12 foot . . . Map (db m248788) HM
64 California, Los Angeles County, Aqua Dulce — Toney Residence — Vasquez Rocks
Ray A. Toney and his son Edward A. Toney built this ranch-style residence on property homesteaded by William H. Krieg, Ray's uncle. The Toneys, a pioneering Agua Dulce family, built the residence during the Great Depression using wood salvaged from . . . Map (db m133731) HM
65 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 7 — Adams Pack Station — History Lives Here
A Brief History The barn and two-room bunkhouse/store that were still being utilized at Adams’ Pack Station in 2011 were built 75 years earlier by the original owner of what has become the last remaining pack station in southern California. . . . Map (db m122240) HM
66 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — American Indian Artifact
Discovered in the foothills of Southern California in 1905 by William Warren Orcutt, petroleum geologist. Artifact reputed to have served as a baptismal font at the nearby La Purisima Mission destroyed by earthquake in 1821.Map (db m193775) HM
67 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 16 — Anita May Baldwin — 1876-1939 — History Lives Here —
Anita May Baldwin was the only daughter born to Arcadia's founder and owner of Rancho Santa Anita, Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin and his third wife, Jane Virginia (Jennie) Dexter. Known for her generosity and compassion, Anita Baldwin was a . . . Map (db m198153) HM
68 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 3 — Arcadia County Park — History Lives Here
The City of Arcadia was founded by Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin from part of his large landholdings (Santa Anita Rancho) in the San Gabriel Valley. Baldwin was responsible for incorporating Arcadia as a City and became Arcadia’s first . . . Map (db m140512) HM
69 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 4 — Arcadia Woman’s Club — History Lives Here
A Short History In 1912 the first promotional organization to appear in Arcadia was a woman’s club called the Cooperative Arcadians. This group of 15 women began by sponsoring programs that increased interest in matters of social . . . Map (db m200010) HM
70 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 12 — Baldwin Lake — History Lives Here
Baldwin Lake casts a long shadow of history at the core of the Arboretum, its four acres bearing witness to a who's who of settlers and owners of note over the years. Before recorded history, Gabrielino villagers called this home place . . . Map (db m177669) HM
71 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 5 — Chamber of Commerce Building — History Lives Here
With the demise of the famous Red Line electric railway, land in the median of Huntington Drive directly across from the famous Santa Anita Park horse track became available on which to build a headquarters for the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce in . . . Map (db m145281) HM
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72 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — Cycads — Jurassic Period — 200 Million Years Ago —
Once common across the globe, cycads are now threatened or endangered in the wild. Explore our diverse collection and learn about these impressive plants. Age of Cycads The Jurassic Period is famous for its fantastically large . . . Map (db m198164) HM
73 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 11 — Depots and Hotel Oakwood — History Lives Here
Trains were a prominent part of Arcadia for several generations from the late 19th century to the mid-1900s. With the tracks and depots of three of the most prominent and popular lines converging here, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, . . . Map (db m207736) HM
74 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 2 — Downtown Arcadia — History Lives Here
Downtown Arcadia was born in 1887 with founder Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin's Oakwood Hotel complimenting a new Santa Fe train station at First Avenue and Santa Clara Street. Expansion came with City incorporation in 1903 and again with the opening . . . Map (db m200045) HM
75 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 10 — Elias J. Baldwin — History Lives Here —
Elias Jackson Baldwin, founder and first Mayor of the City of Arcadia, was born into an Ohio farming family on April 3, 1828, but spent his formative years growing up in nearby Indiana where a year at Wabash College in Crawfordsville completed . . . Map (db m135467) HM
76 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 1 — First Avenue School — History Lives Here
In 1907, this yellow clapboard schoolhouse was built on the southwest corner of First Avenue and California Street, and it was named the Arcadia Grammar School. It replaced the temporary buildings, a packing shed, and a vacant remodeled saloon, . . . Map (db m200007) HM
77 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — Hollywood at the Arboretum — The Perfect Backdrop
Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood has long used the Forest and Baldwin Lake as a stand-in for exotic locations from around the world. Filming began in the early 1930s before the Arboretum was founded, when shooting across the . . . Map (db m186380) HM
78 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 9 — Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden — History Lives Here —
Today’s Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden blends history and horticulture in a landscape ripe with cultural nuance, allowing history to be sampled in its native setting and savored as an integral link between humans and the land they . . . Map (db m143271) HM
79 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 367 — Queen Anne Cottage
Constructed by Elias Jackson ('Lucky') Baldwin in 1881. Designed by A.A. Bennett, and intended for entertaining. There being no kitchen, meals were served from the nearby adobe (built by Hugo Reid in 1839) where Baldwin actually lived. Restored and . . . Map (db m153410) HM
80 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 368 — Reid-Baldwin Adobe — History Lives Here
The home place of Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin, founder and first Mayor of the City of Arcadia, was this relatively simple adobe house, though during Baldwin's occupation (1875-1909) it was the larger and more inviting structure seen . . . Map (db m153423) HM
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81 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — Santa Anita Depot
Constructed about 1890 in Rancho Santa Anita by Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad on its transcontinental main line. Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin donated right-of-way and bricks in exchange for agreement to stop trains, maintain a depot . . . Map (db m120309) HM
82 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 934 — Santa Anita During World War II
Early in 1942 the US government designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the war years. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as . . . Map (db m165491) HM
83 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — Santa Anita Park — Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions — Founding Sponsor —
Oldest operating racetrack in California - opened Christmas Day 1934. Founded by Dr. Charles H. Strub & Associates. Designed in Art Deco style by architect Gordon B. Kaufmann. Introduced Santa Anita Handicap in 1935 - oldest . . . Map (db m201111) HM
84 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 6 — Santa Anita Park — History Lives Here
Set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains in an area of near year-round ideal weather, Santa Anita Park has been considered one of the most beautiful and finest horse race tracks in the world since its opening on Christmas Day 1934. . . . Map (db m198317) HM
85 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — Seabiscuit — 1933-1947
Won 1940 Santa Anita Handicap to become world's greatest money winner at that time. Owned by Charles S. Howard, 1877-1950.Map (db m52754) HM
86 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — Seabiscuit — Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions — 1933 - 1947 —
Record — 89 starts: 33-15-13. Won inaugural Hollywood Gold Cup 1938. Defeated War Admiral in 1938 match race. Lost Santa Anita Handicap by a nose 1937, 1938. Won handily in third attempt 1940. Champion older male 1937, 1938. . . . Map (db m201113) HM
87 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 15 — Site of First Museum in Arcadia — History Lives Here —
The W. Parker Lyon Pony Express Museum was founded in San Marino by William Parker Lyon, former Mayor of Fresno. Lyon purchased 6 acres from Anita M. Baldwin in 1934 and moved his museum to Arcadia. In 1935, it was opened on this site - of . . . Map (db m210902) HM
88 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — 8 — The Derby Restaurant — History Lives Here
The Derby has a storied past in the City of Arcadia and, for many years, thoroughbred horse racing has shared a large part of that story. Arcadia’s founder and first Mayor, Elias J. ‘Lucky’ Baldwin presided over the first Santa Anita Racetrack in . . . Map (db m207738) HM
89 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions
Located along Arcadia’s Huntington Drive, just east of Santa Anita Avenue, the Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions is a tribute to the horse racing community that has been an integral part of Arcadia history for more than 100 years. The . . . Map (db m145251) HM
90 California, Los Angeles County, Arcadia — Zenyatta — Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions — Inductee 2016 —
Record — 20 starts: 19-1-0. Owned by Jerry & Ann Moss, trained by John Shirreffs. Purchased as a yearling for $60,000; Earned $7.3 million in 4-year racing career. Won 17 graded stakes races, including 13 Grade 1 events. Won Lady's . . . Map (db m201116) HM
91 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — Avalon Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all veterans - men and women - who have served their country in harm's way in all branches of the armed forces of the United States of America.Map (db m69087) WM
92 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — Catalina Island Yacht Club — Founded 1924
The Catalina Island Yacht Club has been a welcoming landmark in Avalon Bay since the building was completed in 1924. One of the oldest and most unique yacht clubs in Southern California, it has a proud history rich in the lore and tradition of . . . Map (db m49679) HM
93 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — Channel Crossing — Hole 3 —
On May 10, 1912, aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin was the first person to successfully cross the Catalina Channel by air. Martin equipped an ordinary land plane with pontoons and departed from Newport Beach. He arrived in Avalon Bay less than . . . Map (db m211467) HM
94 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — First Flight - Newport to Catalina
Glen L. Martin, May 10, 1912, first water to water flight, Newport to Santa Catalina Island.Map (db m235028) HM
95 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — The Leaping Tuna — Thunnus Thynnus or Bluefin Tuna —
The sport of big game fishing originated in Avalon when Charles Frederick Holder caught a 183 pound Blue Fin Tuna with sport fish tackle on June 1, 1898. This angling milestone inspired him to form the Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island, an . . . Map (db m49856) HM
96 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — The Legacy of Blanche W — The Flying Fish Boat —
In all the world there was no trip like a nocturnal ride aboard Blanche W, skimming through a spray of flying fish darting from the waters of Catalina Island. William Wrigley Jr. commissioned the sightseeing boat in 1924 and named . . . Map (db m208327) HM
97 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — 997 — The Tuna Club of Avalon
The Tuna Club of Avalon marks the birthplace of modern big game sportfishing. In 1898, led by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the club's founding members adopted the rules of conduct stressing conservationist ethics and sporting behavior. Today, their . . . Map (db m49678) HM
98 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — Wrigley Field in Los Angeles — Chicago Cubs
This tower was erected by Wm. Wrigley Jr. in honor of the baseball players who gave or risked their lives in the defence of their country in the Great World War, Jan 15, 1926. The Avalon Men's Softball League rededicates the . . . Map (db m186317) HM
99 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — Wrigley Memorial
There are five panels at the memorial. The first panel is in front of the memorial to the right. There is a duplicate panel located at the entrance, left of the walkway: Wrigley Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Wm. Wrigley Jr. It . . . Map (db m69075) HM
100 California, Los Angeles County, Azusa — Azusa, the Canyon City
Swelled by the melting snows of towering mountains, our river has long nourished abundant life. “Azusa” is the name of the Shoshonean village that existed for 6,000 years before Spanish explorers arrived in 1769 to find “a . . . Map (db m137818) HM

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