Ron's Log

Ron's Log

Posted on 01/08/2015

Photo taken on January  7, 2015


palm tree
Los Angeles
Exposition Park

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Oldest Palm Tree In Los Angeles (2672)

Oldest Palm Tree In Los Angeles (2672)
This historic palm tree stood for more than twenty-five years at the entrance of the Southern Pacific station. At this railroad portal of the city it became a familiar landmark to many thousands of Los Angeles and southern California citizens and visitors from elsewhere, and was a mute witness to the growth of Los Angeles from a community of pueblo days to a great world metropolis of today. When construction of a new Southern Pacific station necessitated removal, under the auspices of the Los Angeles Examiner it was presented to the City of Los Angeles by the Southern Pacific Company. On September 5, 1914, it was placed here, where it and its sentimental associations will be permanently preserved.