History and Historic Sites of the Valley * Then and Now Photos * Lost Crescenta * Rockhaven * Membership
In the late 1800's Henninger Flats, situated half-way up the slopes of Mount Wilson, was developed as a tree nursery and experimental forest by Theodore Lukens. Trees that thrived there were planted all over Los Angeles County and beyond, and Henninger Flats continues as a nursery even today. It also serves as a museum, displaying mining equipment, a full-size fire watchtower, and early CV settler Theodor Pickens' cabin, moved there from Briggs Terrace in the 1970's.
Paul Rippens retired as Chief Forester of the County of Los Angeles Fire Department and lives in San Dimas, California. Paul has written extensively about the history of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the the Center for Spiritual Living, formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science located at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta.