State Park - California
Placerita Canyon State Park is in the San Gabriel Mountains, in an unincorporated rural area of Los Angeles County, north of Los Angeles near Santa Clarita, California. The area of Placerita Canyon was at one time occupied by the Tataviam Native American people and was included in the 1842 Mexican land grant issued for Rancho San Francisco. The park preserves the site of the first documented discovery of gold in California where in 1842, Francisco Lopez found gold flakes on wild onion roots under the "Oak of the Golden Dream". The park is near several movie ranches, all historic and active, including the Monogram Movie Ranch—Melody Ranch and the Disney—Golden Oak Ranch.
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San Gabriel Mountains - Recreation Map
Visitor Map of San Gabriel Mountains National Monument (NM) in Angeles National Forest (NF) in California. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
Angeles - Recreation Map - West
Recreation Map (West) of Angeles National Forest in California. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
Vintage USGS - Los Angeles - 1949
Vintage 1949 USGS 1:250000 map of Los Angeles in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).