#0717 The Angeles National Forest


#0717 The Angeles National Forest

Site information:

Vista point, State Hwy 2, 8.3 mi N of I-210, La Canada Flintridge


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

The Angeles National Forest

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 changed to "San Gabriel National Forest" March 4, 1907, and then "Angeles National Forest" July 1, 1908.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation withthe History and Landmarks Association of the San Fernando and Antelope Valley Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West; and Rancho San Fernando Parlor No. 285, Native Sons of the Golden West, January 31, 1960.

Registered 12/2/1959