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#716:  Griffith Ranch

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Location:

12685 Foothill Blvd at Vaughn St, San Fernando

34.290026,-118.411320

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Originally part of the San Fernando Mission lands, this ranch was purchased by David Wark Griffith, revered pioneer of silent motion pictures, in 1912. It provided the locale for many western thrillers, including Custer's Last Stand, and was the inspiration for the immortal production, Birth of a Nation. In 1948 it was acquired by Fritz B. Burns, who has perpetuated the Griffith name in memory of the great film pioneer.



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