The Pony Express was an ultra-fast but short-lived mail service that ran between the East and West from 1860 to 1861. The roughly 1,900-mile route began in Missouri and passed through Wyoming and Utah before crossing the Sierra Nevada mountain . . . — — Map (db m76323) HM
His given name is the Trojan Shrine, but he is best-known by his nickname: Tommy Trojan. Probably the most popular and
recognizable member of the Trojan Family, he is a physical and symbolic rallying point for the entire university.
Tommy . . . — — Map (db m129746) HM
15, 1885, the
eight men and women who
made up USC’s first two graduating classes gathered in
a two-story wooden structure called the University
Building to establish an alumni association. The group
adopted a temporary constitution and . . . — — Map (db m128326) HM
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — — Map (db m114042) WM
Granted on March 22, 1843 to Maria Ygnacia Verdugo in confirmation of an earlier Spanish concession made to Vicente Feliz in 1795.
Later owned by famous California pioneers Antonio Coronel and James Lick.
Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith, in . . . — — Map (db m120976) HM
Built in 1901 by Colonel J. W. Eddy, lawyer, engineer, and friend of President Lincoln, Angel's Flight is said to be the world's shortest incorporated railway. The counterbalanced cars, controlled by cables, travel a 33 percent grade for 315 . . . — — Map (db m120118) HM
Curtis Mosby, the conductor of the Dixieland Blue Blowers, opened the Apex on Thanksgiving 1928. The classy nightclub was home to revues featuring beautiful showgirls in extravagant costumes. Johnny Otis led the house band, but Alabam . . . — — Map (db m51175) HM
This is the oldest existing house in Los Angeles. Built about 1818 by Don Francisco Avila, it was occupied briefly as American headquarters in 1847. Severely damaged in the earthquake of 1971, the house is now restored as an example of California . . . — — Map (db m120904) HM
Near this spot stood the Bella Union Hotel, long a social and political center. Here, on October 7, 1858, the first Butterfield Overland Mail stage from the East arrived 21 days after leaving St. Louis. Warren Hall was the driver, and Waterman . . . — — Map (db m59812) HM
The Wall Along Wilshire features ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world’s longest stretch of the Wall outside of Germany. The Wall Along Wilshire was assembled in 2009 as a component of The Wall . . . — — Map (db m125316) HM
This building, located on the site of the Juan Sepulveda adobe, was designed as the United Methodist Church Conference Headquarters and the Plaza Community Center. Today it serves as the Consulate-General of Mexico. In 1968, the building was . . . — — Map (db m54751) HM
Makes His Mark
His name endures in the eponymous town of wealth and horseflesh set against the San Gabriel Mountains, but mining tycoon Louis Bradbury made his loveliest mark on Southern California with the . . . — — Map (db m121036) HM
Treasure hunters believe there is 20th-century loot hidden at the Bowl. Many have searched, but the treasure is still a mystery.
The legend of the Cahuenga Pass treasure begins in 1864 when, under Napoleon's rule, France invaded Mexico and . . . — — Map (db m129805) HM
This monument is dedicated to Capt. Lou Lenart and to all U.S. Marine Corps and Navy pilots who flew the F4-U or FG-1D Corsair in combat during World War II.
“Most of my experience with the Corsair was in close support of our ground . . . — — Map (db m118074) HM WM
We dedicate the planting of these 100 trees on this date as part of a beautification project in honor of J. Harvey McCarthy, a pioneer in the field of urban planning, who developed Carthay Circle as a cohesive residential community in 1924. That our . . . — — Map (db m106331) HM
The heart-tugging reunion in The Kid  played between Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp and his “adopted” son [Jackie Coogan] remains one of the most emotionally charged scenes in all of film history. Remarkably, the setting for this . . . — — Map (db m129617) HM
Panel 1: Chester Stock, Ph.D. January 28, 1892 - December 7, 1950 Paleontalogist
Chief curator of science - Los Angeles County Museum Chairman of the Division of Geological Sciences California Institute of Technology who, encouraged . . . — — Map (db m51436) HM
Panel 1: This monument is the oldest surviving structure
of Chinese settlement in the Los Angeles area.
It illustrates the use of traditional ceremonies
brought from China and honors the lives
of 19th century Chinese Americans. . . . — — Map (db m74019) HM
Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451; Died May 20, 1506, at the age of 55, in Valladolid, Spain; Sailed to the New World under the coat of arms of Castile and Aragon; Landed October 12, 1492 at the isle of San Salvador in the West Indies; Made three . . . — — Map (db m126092) HM
This street is named for Damien Marchessault, a French Canadian, who served twice as mayor of Los Angeles - from 1859-1860 and again from 1861-1865. During his terms in office, the Plaza Church was rebuilt and the City Gas Company was organized. . . . — — Map (db m54748) HM
This fountain is a
to the Gallant Pioneers of ’49
of whom Daniel O. McCarthy, patriot, miner, leader, was an outstanding example. He was born [in] Raleigh, N.C., August 24, 1830. Died Los Angeles, August 13, 1919. Through his . . . — — Map (db m101457) HM
In 1913, Edward A. Dickson, a 33-year-old Los Angeles business and civic leader, became the first Southern Californian appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. At that time, the only University of California campus was in . . . — — Map (db m127625) HM
In September 1940, during the Battle of Britain, there was formed in Yorkshire a Royal Air Force Squadron manned by American volunteers. This was 71 (Eagle) Squadron, joined in 1941 by 121 (Eagle) and 133 (Eagle) squadrons.
244 American and 16 . . . — — Map (db m51500) HM
Born on the island of Majorca, off the coast of Spain, Father Serra was ordained in Palma where he taught for fifteen years before being sent to Mexico as a missionary in 1749. In 1769 he became Padre Presidente of the Franciscan missions in Baja . . . — — Map (db m54556) HM
The Hebrew Benevolent Society of Los Angeles (1854), first charitable organization in the city, acquired this site from the city council by deed of April 9, 1855. This purchase of a sacred burial ground represented the first organized community . . . — — Map (db m122688) HM
The Founders of the City of Los Angeles Lara · Mesa · Moreno · Rosas · Camero · Rosas · Navarro · Villavicencio · Rodriguez · Quintero · Vanegas
Before 1850, the chief executive of the pueblo was the alcalde, who sat on the . . . — — Map (db m55296) HM
The Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California met for the first time on September 3, 1880, culminating years of efforts by leaders of the Methodist Episcopal Conference of Southern California. The Board accepted the gift of this . . . — — Map (db m129945) HM
On this site stood
Fort Moore built by the
Mormon Battalion during
the War with Mexico
This memorial honors the troops who helped to win the South West.
The Flag of the United States was raised here on July 4th 1847
by United . . . — — Map (db m128896) HM
75 Years Ago
Walt Disney made Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs.
Emelia Erhart disappeared flying around the world.
The Golden Gate Bridge opened.
The Hindenburg crashed.
Franklin Roosevelt was President.
Shirley Temple . . . — — Map (db m128999) HM
Gwynn Wilson, an exemplary student who graduated in 1921, has enhanced the University in many ways. He served USC with great distinction as a student body president and as president of the General Alumni Association. As general manager of the . . . — — Map (db m128482) HM
The Citizens of Los Angeles County
In December 1916 by
Captain Allan Hancock
With a request that the scientific
features be preserved
First historic reference to the tar pools
Recorded in the diary of . . . — — Map (db m126874) HM
This block is the site of:
First brick school house in Los Angeles known as School No. 1, built 1854-1855;
Butterfield Overland Mail Company office and corral, 1858-1861;
Office of U.S. Quartermaster, 1861;
Corral for camels from Fort Tejon, . . . — — Map (db m123038) HM
On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and . . . — — Map (db m126024) HM
Homage to Our Mexican-American Heroes
Veterans of America's Wars.
Covered with glory, their ideals of service provide power to America, for peace and for human dignity. Long live America during this time of such power.
Homenaje a . . . — — Map (db m54554) HM
In memory of our ancestors, the Gabrieleños, who inhabited the Pueblo of Los Angeles, and called it Yangna. They lived in harmony with Mother Earth. May they now be in peace in the spiritual world. — — Map (db m112688) HM
Key scenes from the
classic motion picture "Rebel Without a Cause"
were filmed at the Griffith Observatory
in Spring 1955. Although many movies
have been filmed at Griffith Observatory,
"Rebel Without a Cause"was the first to
portray the . . . — — Map (db m20240) HM
Text on the plaque attached to the south face of the base beneath the tall column in the northwest corner [traditionally the Japanese/Japanese-American section of the cemetery]:
In Sacred Memory
This memorial is reverently placed here . . . — — Map (db m74081) HM WM
First American to discover a route overland from the east to California. Explorer - Fur Trader - Missionary This boulder was brought from El Cajon Pass through which the pathfinder came in 1826. Placed here A.D. 1924 by Ramona Parlor 109, Native . . . — — Map (db m106328) HM
This plaza, located on the site of the 1984 Olympic village, honors a great Trojan instrumental in bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles.
A 1956 graduate of the USC Gould School of Law, he served with distinction on the USC Board of . . . — — Map (db m128301) HM
Doria Deighton Jones was the widow of wealthy industrial John Jones who died in 1876. The Jones family formerly lived in a large adobe home which was torn down in 1886 when Bath Street was widened and made an extension of Main Street. Doria had at . . . — — Map (db m64218) HM
James B. Lankershim. Born Charleston, MO, March 24, 1850. Died Oct. 16, 1931. Commissioned Capt. Troop D Calvary 1st Brigade, N.G.O. Aug. 9, 1895 and Lieutenant Colonel N.G.O. July 21, 1903.
Near here . . . — — Map (db m125561) HM
This site is dedicated to the Latino-American Heroes who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for bravery. For love of country, they performed above and beyond the call of duty.
Heroes y . . . — — Map (db m74096) WM
This stadium was originally completed in 1923. It was partially redesigned and enlarged for the 1932 Olympic Games. Both designs were by architects John & Donald B. Parkinson. The Coliseum has witnessed many important sports, political, and . . . — — Map (db m116751) HM
This site was part of the lands originally granted to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781 by the King of Spain, Carlos III, under the Spanish Law of the Indies. The first plaza of the pueblo had been located to the southeast, closer to the . . . — — Map (db m120903) HM
Southern California's first newspaper, The Los Angeles Star, was founded in this block on May 17, 1851 and for many years exerted a major influence upon this part of the state. Suspended temporarily from 1864 to 1868, it continued later as an . . . — — Map (db m125413) HM
Constructed by the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, opened on May 7, 1939. It was considered to be the most impressive railroad station of its type in the entire west.
In it's heyday the terminal covered 52 acres, . . . — — Map (db m119212) HM
The Machine Shop is a one-and-a-half story building that was built on Main Street around 1910. It is located on the site of what is believed to have been the stables of Doria Deighton Jones' adobe home which was torn down in 1886, and was built by . . . — — Map (db m64220) HM
This is the birthplace of motion picture comedy. Here the genius of Mack Sennett took root and grew to laughter heard around the world. Here movie history was made. Here stars were born. Here reigned, and still reigns . . . — — Map (db m120327) HM
Main Street is one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles. Originally called by its Spanish name, Calle Principal, it was included in the first survey map of Los Angeles, drawn by Lt. E. O. C. Ord in 1849. The street ran from south of First . . . — — Map (db m64219) HM
The Merced Theatre was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest structures erected in Los Angeles for the presentation of dramatic performances. It served as the center of theatrical activity in the city from 1871 to 1876. The theatre was built by . . . — — Map (db m120901) HM
All California State Parks must have either unique physical or historical assets. In 2000, the fate of this State Park hung partially on the question of whether physical traces of history could really be found here. The game-changing evidence was . . . — — Map (db m120910) HM
In 2012 this bridge replaced the historic Mulholland Drive overcrossing that was demolished to accommodate the widening of the San Diego Freeway (I-405). Built in 1959, the original bridge was determined eligible for listing on the National Register . . . — — Map (db m125489) HM
Designed as the largest enclosed structure without columns in the world by noted California architects Robert Clements & Associates, this Art Deco building, constructed between 1938 and 1941 by the WPA, is the largest and second-oldest Navy Reserve . . . — — Map (db m122628) HM
has been designated a
This property possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.
The Neutra VDL Demonstration . . . — — Map (db m120934) HM
Formerly a Nike Missile control site, U.S. Army 1956-1968.
Currently San Vicente Mountain Park, gateway to the Big Wild.
Restricted entry, vehicles with handicapped permits only beyond this point.
Panel . . . — — Map (db m118433) HM WM
This tablet commemorates the
one hundredth anniversary
of the erection of this church
Our Lady Queen of Angeles.
Built in 1814 by the Franciscan
Fathers, restored and enlarged in 1912
Right Reverend Thomas James Conaty
being Bishop of . . . — — Map (db m113805) HM
This iron cannon was installed on the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides”, which was launched October 21, 1797. First in action against French privateers in 1798, “Old Ironsides” rendered distinguished service against the . . . — — Map (db m122534) HM WM
Like the jewel-box that it is, the Oviatt Building husbands its treasures within its walls… yet even casual passerby can get a hint of the gorgeousness inside, from just a glimpse of the nymph-crowned gates, of the overhead . . . — — Map (db m121034) HM
A portion of the area of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, established during the governorship of Felipe de Neve in 1781. Dedicated as “Public Square” by city ordinance, 1866. Named Central Park in 1893. Renamed in 1918 in honor of John J. . . . — — Map (db m127309) HM
This section of petrified tree from the Arizona forest was presented to their alma mater by the members of —The Class of 1887— under the direction of Professor John Dickinson of the Department of Geology. — — Map (db m128291) HM
The Pico House was built by Pio Pico, last Governor of California under Mexican rule, who lived almost the entire length of the nineteenth century from 1801 to 1894. This was the first three story building and the first grand hotel in Los Angeles. . . . — — Map (db m120902) HM
Dedicated to the firemen of the Los Angeles Fire Department - past, present and future - who, since 1871, by their courage and faithful devotion to duty have protected the lives and property of the citizens of Los Angeles from the ravages of fire. — — Map (db m51301) HM
The largest and most significant of the fourteen substations in the city, this brick power-transforming plant was built by the Los Angeles Railway Company to convert electricity from alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) so as to provide . . . — — Map (db m122529) HM
Spanish colonization of California began in 1769 with the expedition of Don Gaspar de Portolá from Mexico. With Captain Don Fernando Rivera y Moncada, Lieutenant Don Pedro Fages, Sgt. José Francisco Ortega, and Fathers Juan Crespí and Francisco . . . — — Map (db m115177) HM
On February 2, 1781, a company of settlers recruited in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, began a historic journey from Los Alamos, Sonora. These were Los Pobladores, whose mission was the founding of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la . . . — — Map (db m119114) HM
For nearly a century, the San Antonio Winery has been the heart of winemaking culture in Los Angeles. The winery's founder Santo Cambianica left his home, Berzo San Fermo, in Lombardy, Italy in 1910. Then in 1917 he founded his company on the . . . — — Map (db m94904) HM
This Griffith Park canyon area served as the City’s Zoo from its founding in 1912 to 1965, when the Los Angeles Zoo moved to its current location about two miles north of where you are currently standing. Many of the walls, grottos, and other . . . — — Map (db m128091) HM
The most famous Hollywood restaurant of its day, the Brown Derby opened Valentine's Day, 1929. Owner Robert Cobb was also the inventor of the Cobb Salad. He originated furnishing telephones at tables during mealtime. Celebrities’ popularity was . . . — — Map (db m127028) HM
Los Angeles in the Art Deco Age
Los Angeles leapt into the modern era on September 26, 1929. At nine o'clock that morning, the doors of Bullock's Wilshire opened to gasps of amazement. Here was the first department store in the country to be . . . — — Map (db m120962) HM
The CCC had two camps in Griffith Park. Camp Griffith Park, originally located just east of this site, was occupied from May 1934 to May 1936. A statue honoring the CCC was sculpted by John Palo-Kangas as a WPA Federal Art Project and placed in that . . . — — Map (db m125721) HM
This was the site of Saint Vincent's College from 1868 to 1887. The college, now Loyola University, was founded by the Vincentian Fathers in 1865 and was the first institution of higher learning in Southern California. — — Map (db m121001) HM
Ever since USC was founded, its students have sought ways to have their say. The earliest student publication, The College Review, dates back to 1884, only four years after USC was established. A slim monthly magazine, it lasted only the . . . — — Map (db m129532) HM
If USC’s earliest students could travel through time
to today’s university, they would probably find the
changes inside the classrooms even more astounding than the transformation of the campus. Confined to a rigid academic program that included . . . — — Map (db m128480) HM
The Down Beat was part of what was known during the War years as “Little Harlem”. It was a popular destination for Hollywood celebrities and the upper-class residents of Beverly Hills. Buddy Collete created his Stars of Swing in 1946 at . . . — — Map (db m51234) HM
Edmund D. Edelman was first elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1974, following a distinguished nine-year career on the Los Angeles City Council and prior public service in Washington, D.C.; Sacramento; and the U.S. Navy. . . . — — Map (db m67296) HM
This plaque and garden are dedicated to the memory of the first peoples who lived in what is now the County of Los Angeles. Some of the earliest Indians were members of the Uto Aztecan linguistic family or were descended from the Shoshone Tribe. . . . — — Map (db m54552) HM
The beacon on top of the Los Angeles City Hall was turned on by President Calvin Coolidge from the White House during the city hall dedication ceremonies April 26, 1928. The light was gratefully dedicated to Charles A. Lindbergh for his contribution . . . — — Map (db m117175) HM
This plaque marks the end of the Old Spanish Trail, an historic pack trail from Santa Fe to the Pueblo of Los Angeles. This trail was used by Mexican traders who brought woolen goods from New Mexico to trade for highly prized California mules and . . . — — Map (db m113806) HM
Dedicated on September 4, 1880, this original building of the University of Southern California has been continuously in use for educational purposes since its doors were first opened to students on October 6, 1880, by the university's first . . . — — Map (db m126924) HM
In 1776 Portola encamped at the springs, part of the Rancho San Vicente - Santa Monica, known as the: 1. Junipero Serra Springs; 2. El Berrendo; 3. San Gregorio; 4. San Vincente Springs. This site is on the El Camino Real route, used by the Mission . . . — — Map (db m122157) HM
The First Trojan—Before There Was A University. Amid the ivy-covered brick buildings and towering palm trees of the University of Southern California, there survives a two-story white clapboard
building, a relic and a link not only to . . . — — Map (db m128578) HM
The University of Southern California is
rich with story. Its buildings, its faculty, its eminent
benefactors and alumni — all are the subject of urban
legends that are passed along from student to student,
year after year.
You may have . . . — — Map (db m128413) HM
A penniless Irish immigrant boy who rose by the force of his industry, intelligence, integrity and intrepidity to be a sturdy American citizen, a self-educated engineering genius, a whole-hearted humanitarian, the father of the city's water system, . . . — — Map (db m32188) HM