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History Walk 2010

Walk Facts for 2010

 

Los Angeles will be celebrating its 229th Birthday on Saturday, September 4st 2010

Here are some details for this event.

  • directions to Mission San Gabriel, Take 10 Fwy. toward San Gabriel. Exit on New Ave(north).Turn left at stop then Right on New Ave. When approaching fork in road, take right fork, name changes to Ramona, continue traveling north about 3/4 miles to Mission 428 South Mission Drive San Gabriel, California 91776-1299
    Mission Tel. (626) 457-3035
  • Arrive at San Gabriel Mission at 6:00am. This will give you enough time to sign-in, listen to any announcements and depart approx. 6:30.You may leave your car in the San Gabriel Mission lot. When you are ready to return from Los Angeles, you can take one of the shuttle busses provided or you may take an RTD bus. Check bus schedules before hand as route # may have changed. Walk south on Alameda Street and take the first street left (Arcadia). Walk a half block to the Busway Stop signs. Board eastbound bus for San Gabriel. The trip back to the Mission is 26 minutes.
  • T’he route is approximately nine miles and takes three hours to complete. The grade is slightly downward! Please walk together as much as possible. Mobile vans will cruise the route in case you get thirsty, blistery, or need a rest. The trail ends at Olvera Street, Los Angeles, in the plaza area.
  • There will be a rest stop at Lincoln park, which is approx. 3/4ths. way. There are restrooms and water is also provided here.
  • When we arrive at Olvera Street, there will be free entertainment which will feature traditional dancing, dramatic presentations, a pinata, and birthday cake. There are various restaurants,    historic tours and shops to visit on Olvera Street. Info 213-628-1274

 

 

What is the History Walk…

Retrace Los Angeles Founders Footsteps

-Experience a walk into History-

Trail of Los Pobladores from Mission San Gabriel to Olvera Street, Los Angeles.

History Walk, Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Celebrating the 229th Anniversary of the founding of El Pueblo la Reina de Los Angeles.

Reenactment

The walk you take today is a reenactment of the 1781 trek of the original  settlers of Los Angeles, known as Los Pobladores. Recruited in Mexico by agents of Governor Felipe de Neve, the band came in several groups across the hot deserts of Arizona, Alta and Baja California. They then came up through the missions at San Diego (founded in 1769) and San Juan Capistrano (founded in 1776). The staging area where they prepared for their objective was the ten-year-old Mission San Gabriel, founded in 1771and moved in 1775 to its present location. Here they rested and were outfitted and oriented by Governor de Neve for their new homes along what is now known as the Los Angeles River.

Who started the Walk

The history walk was started by author/ historian Mr. T Willard Hunter. He is a Claremont resident  who took a challenge from then Mayor Bradley, to commemorate the bicentennial of Los Angeles in a meaningful way. My Hunter thought what could be more meaningful than walking the path that those first families traveled 200 years previous.

A City is Born

During the first week in September, 44 persons in 11 families, plus four soldiers, proceeded nine miles down the trail to the river. There on September 4, 1781, they established E1 Pueblo de los Angeles (City of the Queen of the Angeles). Two-hundred and twenty two years later, Los Angeles has become one of the most influential of the world’s great metropolitan centers.

The Mission

The Mission San Gabriel was established on September 8, 1771, by Padres Antonio Camera and Pedro Combon, under the direction of Father Juniper Serra. Because of his creative genius in building several missions along the E1 Camino Real or Kings Highway, he is sometimes called, “T’he Father of California.” Mission San Gabriel is celebrating its 230th birthday Fiesta this same weekend.

Los Pobladores 200

They are an ancestrial heritage association whose ancestors were the original settlers of Los Angeles, who made this trek two centuries ago. They organized themselves on the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Pueblo de Los Angeles in October 198 l, to become the Los Pobladores 200. The Los Pobladores 200 are the sponsors of this event, along with El Pueblo de los Angeles Historical Association, Olvera Street, and the City of Los Angeles. Many of them, wearing the red sash are making the trek with you today.

The Walk

‘l’he route is approximately nine miles and takes three hours to complete. The grade is slightly downward! Please walk together as much as possible. Mobile vans will cruise the route in case you get thirsty, blistery, or need a rest. The trail ends at Olvera Street, Los Angeles, in the plaza area.

Los Angeles’ Birthday

We will be welcomed at the festive Los Angeles Birthday celebration at the Old Plaza. Music and historic pageantry will be presented by E1 Pueblo Historic Park. There are friendly restaurants on Olvera Street, and snack stands in the area.

Parking and Return

You may leave your car in the San Gabriel Mission lot. When you are ready to return from Los Angeles, walk south on Alameda Street and take the first street left (Arcadia). Walk a half block to the Busway Stop signs. Board eastbound bus for San Gabriel. The trip back to the Mission is 26 minutes. Please check the fare amount and schedule at the RTD link.

Many thanks for your participation and support! We think you will enjoy this experience.

HASTA LA VISTA VAYA CON DIOS

 

Take 10 Fwy. toward San Gabriel. Exit on New Ave(north).Turn left at stop then Right on New Ave. When approaching fork in road, take right fork then name changes to Ramona, continue traveling north @3/4 miles to Mission.

 

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