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Run-Up to Placerita Canyon State Park Formation.



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Canyon Park Protested.

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.


GOLD CATEGORIES:
• California Gold
• Lopez Discovery
• Placerita Post-Lopez
• San Francisquito
• Oak/Dream Dedication 1930
• Oak/Dream

OAK OF THE GOLDEN DREAM

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Correspondence Re: Park Creation 1940s

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Run-Up to Park Formation 1940s

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Stolen Plaque Replaced 1941

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Park Dedication 1956

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Pageant 1959 x2

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~1963

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Rudy Pavini's Murals (Dedicated 1976)

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2004 x2

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