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Historical Markers in Arcadia, California

 
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1California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 7 — Adams Pack StationHistory 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
2California (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
3California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 16 — Anita May Baldwin1876-1939 — 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
4California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 3 — Arcadia County ParkHistory 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
5California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 4 — Arcadia Woman’s ClubHistory 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
6California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 12 — Baldwin LakeHistory 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
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7California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 5 — Chamber of Commerce BuildingHistory 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
8California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — CycadsJurassic 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
9California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 11 — Depots and Hotel OakwoodHistory 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
10California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 2 — Downtown ArcadiaHistory 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
11California (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 his . . . Map (db m135467) HM
12California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 1 — First Avenue SchoolHistory 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
13California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — Hollywood at the ArboretumThe 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
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14California (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
15California (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
16California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 368 — Reid-Baldwin AdobeHistory 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
17California (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
18California (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
19California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — Santa Anita ParkThoroughbred 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
20California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 6 — Santa Anita ParkHistory 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
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21California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — Seabiscuit1933-1947
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
22California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — SeabiscuitThoroughbred 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
23California (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
24California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 8 — The Derby RestaurantHistory 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
25California (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
26California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — ZenyattaThoroughbred 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
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022