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Canyon Park Protested.
Los Angeles Times | Wednesday, January 22, 1947.
Some of the property owners in the vicinity of Placerita Canyon, near Newhall, where gold was first discovered in California, do not favor converting the site into a State historical park.
This was evidenced yesterday when Lloyd Earl, owner of a 100-acre ranch in the canyon, appeared before the Board of Supervisors to protest a resolution, offered by Supervisor Roger Jessup, which requests the State to study the advisability of creating the park. A similar resolution was adopted by the Los Angeles City Council several days ago.
"That canyon," Earl told the Supervisors, "is a natural 'necking ground' and should be left as it is. Besides, creation of a park there might create a fire hazard as the walls of the canyon are covered with dry brush."
News story courtesy of Tricia Lemon Putnam, 2017.