Part of the "Memory Necklace"
—A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail —Signal Hill was home to fruit, flower and vegetable farms beginning in the early 1900s. In addition to the backyard gardens of hill residents, land was leased by Japanese "truck farmers" who grew produce and flowers to sell commercially at the old farmer's market in Long Beach. The north and south farm fields of Signal Hill were exclusively devoted to flowers such as zinnias, chrysanthemums and gladiolas. The southeast corner of Willow and Temple (to the right of the view shed) was home to one of the last gardens, which comprised 10 to 12 acres of flower fields. Cucumbers, under cover of hot houses, and watermelons were widely grown as well.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 392524 N 3740593|
|Decimal Degrees||33.80006667, -118.16106667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 48.004', W 118° 9.664'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 48' 0.24" N, 118° 9' 39.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2635-2637 Panorama Dr, Signal Hill CA 90755, US|
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