History and Historic Sites of the Valley *
Then and Now Photos *
Lost Crescenta *
Tour of Theodore Payne Foundation and Nursery
Friday, May 22nd at 2:00pm
10459 Tuxford, St., Sun Valley
The Theodore Payne Foundation works to preserve and propagate California's native plants. Their retail nursery offers hundreds of low maintenance and drought-tolerant selections to landscape your yard. We'll hear a talk on native plants and drought-tolerant landscaping, take a guided tour of their facility and spend some time in the nursery.
Attendees need to wear sturdy close-toed shoes, long pants, and hat, and bring water. There is a $5 donation for the tour.
Big Horn Mine Hike
Sunday, May 31st at 7:00am
We will meet at the La Canada Sports Chalet parking lot and car pool
The Big Horn Gold Mine was first developed in the late 1890's, and by the turn of the century was employing enough miners to support a small town, with a general store and post office. It was worked into the teen's, but has not been seriously mined since. The town is gone but the stamp mill and one miner's cabin still stand.
The trail to the mine is about 2.5 miles along an old wagon road, and is only moderately steep. Bring plenty of water, food, a hat and hiking gear.
The trailhead to Big Horn Mine is almost in Wrightwood, a drive of about 35 miles. We'll meet at 7am at the La Canada Sports Chalet Parking lot and car pool.
You must RSVP to Joanna Linkchorst at (818)248-1707, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour of Lanterman House: Sunday, June 7th at 2:00pm
Lanterman House Tour and 1920's Flintridge Home Movies
The Lanterman Family were pioneers of Crescenta/Canada, settling here in 1875. In 1915 the family built a concrete Craftsman style mansion, which today serves as a museum. It's fully furnished with family heirlooms. We'll have a guided tour of the large house, and will visit the Archives Building which houses the collection of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley.
Please RSVP to Joanna Linkchorst at (818)248-1707, or email@example.com
The tour will be followed by a special presentation in the auditorium.
Two Early Flintridge Families - by John Newcombe: Sunday June 7th at 4:00pm
It's a program about the homes and lives of two families in Flintridge starting in the 1920s, illustrated with home movies from the families, and personal reminiscences. Filmmaker and historian John Newcombe will narrate.
4420 Encinas Drive
La Canada Flintridge