El Aliso Sidewalk Plaque in Los Angeles, California

Published: 18/10/2019
El Aliso Sidewalk Plaque in Los Angeles, California
Source: WWW.ATLASOBSCURA.COM

A special tree towered 60 feet above the village of Yang-Na, shading the Kizh Kitc Gabrieleño people with its 200-foot-wide canopy. The Kizh called it Sha'var . It was a sacred site for them, and a landmark known to Native Americans as far away as Yuma, Arizona . The invading Spanish called the tree El Aliso (Spanish for "sycamore"). In 1834, French immigrant Jean-Louis Vignes bought 104 acres

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