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Old Posted Dec 23, 2015, 9:33 PM
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Historic Palms

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana was established in 1797. There are two palm trees which were originally located near the mission.
I've read, but forgotten where, that these trees were planted as a reference to where the mission should be constructed. It's possible
that Fr. Crespi planted them.

Are they still there? What's their history? Noir-ish minds want to know.

After scanning Google earth and looking at the mountain ridge-line, I think they were somewhere in the triangle created by the 405 - 5 - 118,
possibly between the 118 and Brand.

From Pinterest, date unknown:

Another from Pinterest, 1886:

From the San Fernando Valley Historic digital library, dated 1912:

From Water and Power dot org, dated 1887:

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