To Big Pines

in Los Angeles in the 1930s

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268838
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948860 | DOI:
To Big Pines

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This chapter describes a tour to Big Pines which takes the following route: Los Angeles–Burbank–San Fernando–Palmdale–Big Pines–San Bernardino; 146.9 m.; US 6, State 138, Big Pines Rd., US 66. This route circles the San Gabriel Mountains, by way of two large valleys-the San Fernando and the Antelope, which is roughly at the edge of the Mojave Desert. Topography and climate change constantly as the road leaves the coastal watershed, skirts the Mojave Desert, and mounts the pine-scented mountain ridges, and runs for 20 miles at an elevation of about 5,000 feet through the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests.

Keywords: Los Angeles; Burbank; San Fernando; Palmdale; Big Pines; San Bernardino

Chapter.  8146 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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