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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Avalon, California

 
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 (1857) Kern County, CA (334) Orange County, CA (449) San Bernardino County, CA (314) Ventura County, CA (175)  LosAngelesCounty(1857) Los Angeles County (1857)  KernCounty(334) Kern County (334)  OrangeCounty(449) Orange County (449)  SanBernardinoCounty(314) San Bernardino County (314)  VenturaCounty(175) Ventura County (175)
Los Angeles is the county seat for Los Angeles County
Avalon is in Los Angeles County
      Los Angeles County (1857)  
ADJACENT TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY
      Kern County (334)  
      Orange County (449)  
      San Bernardino County (314)  
      Ventura County (175)  
 
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1 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
2 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — Catalina Island Yacht ClubFounded 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 California, Los Angeles County, Avalon — Wrigley Field in Los AngelesChicago 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
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9 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
 
 
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Feb. 26, 2024