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Portolá Trail 1769. The expedition of Don Gaspar de Portolá from Mexico passed this way en route to Monterey to begin the Spanish colonization of California. With Captain Don Fernando Rivera y Moncada, Lieutenant Don Pedro Fages, Sergeant Jos&ea…
Built in 1931 and vacated in 1978 due to earthquake damage. Became the home of the Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce 1982. Dedicated as the Canoga Park Community Center 10/26/1986. Dedication of the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Museum in part of the…
This building, built in 1951, was purchased by Ramona Parlor No.109
Native Sons of the Golden West in 1998 and renovated as a meeting
hall and a place to display their early California artifacts in their efforts to preserve the "Spirit of F…
Left Panel: This was once the site of Throop Hall, named after the founder of Throop University, Amos G. Throop. Throop University was founded in 1891 and became the California Institute of Technology in 1920. Built in 1910, Throop Hall was the fi…
In memory of Alfred Henry Sturtevant, Geneticist and Naturalist, Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology from 1928 to 1970.
These iris resulted from genetic studies he made between 1952 and 1969.
Arnold O. Beckman developed the first commercially successful
electronic pH meter while a member of the faculty of the
California Institute of Technology. This rugged and portable
"acidimeter," which had all necessary components house…
Pete Knight was one of four Air Force pilots selected to pilot the Dyna-Soar (X-20) aircraft, the first Air Force space program. He was one of eight X-15 pilots to earn his astronaut wings by flying an airplane in space (280,000 feet).
Chuck Yeager logged over 10,000 hours in 180 different military aircraft, including foreign and experimental rocket aircraft.
In 1947 Yeager, piloting the X-1, broke Mach 1 at Edwards AFB. He continued to fly the X-1 as a research vehicle and …
Erected in 1906 by Woman's Improvement Assn as a rest stop for horses and men as they traveled between Los Angeles and Pasadena.
Restored by Woman's Club of South Pasadena, 1968.
This was the first National Forest in the State of California, second in the United States. Created by proclamation, December 20, 1892, by President Benjamin Harrison. The first name given to the forest was "San Gabriel Timberland Reserve." It was…