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When: Wednesday June 5th, 2019 at 11:00a.m
The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Picnic lunch will follow.
This is a remnant of the original Spanish Rancho, and is the oldest house in Glendale. The adobe, built in 1828 housed the daughter and grandson of the original owner of the Rancho San Rafael. On the grounds is the spot where terms were negotiated for the Treaty of Cahuenga, which ended the Mexican-American War in 1847, giving California to the US. It is now an oak-shaded Glendale park. Tours are given by docents from the Days of the Verdugos Association.
Monday June 17th 7 p.m.
Come join Sunland-Tujunga's very own Indiana Jones as he reveals his recent discoveries in Lake View Terrace, Sunland, Tujunga and beyond! Craig Durst, AKA "The History Hunter" and Historian of the Little Landers Historical Society, will take you along for a ride into his adventures in the field, investigating some of the most intriguing historical aspects of our community. New findings from the past will be revealed in this special multi-media presentation. Topics will include Nature Boy's campsite, Pop's Willow Lake and Marilyn Monroe's visit to Tujunga. No boulder went unturned to bring some of what has been lost of our local history back to light!
La Crescenta Center For Spiritual Living At the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta
Thursday, June 27th at 7 p.m.
First we'll tour their archives, then retire to the community center for a talk on Altadena's history, specifically relating to our shared San Gabriel Mountains. The talk will be - "Five Men and the Mountains" - about the five fascinating men who explored, mapped, promoted and conserved the San Gabriel Mountains: George Wharton James, Theodore Lukens (for whom our mountain was named), Will Thrall, Don McClain, and L.T. Gotchy.
Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena. The community center is just west of the sheriff's station and across from Rite-Aid. The community center has its own parking lot.