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Mount Wilson, California
Mount Wilson is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located within the San Gabriel Mountains
San Gabriel Mountains
National Monument and Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, California. With only minor topographical prominence the peak is not naturally noticeable from a distance, although it is easily identifiable due to the large number of antennas near its summit. It is a subsidiary peak of nearby San Gabriel Peak. It is the location of the Mount Wilson Observatory, which is an important astronomical facility in Southern California with historic 60-inch (1,524 mm) and 100-inch (2,540 mm) telescopes, and 60-foot (18.3 m) and 150-foot (45.7 m) solar towers. The newer CHARA Array, run by Georgia State University, is also sited there and does important interferometric stellar research. The summit is at 5,710 feet (1,740 m)
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Angeles Crest Highway
The Angeles Crest Highway
Angeles Crest Highway
is a two-lane (one lane of travel in each direction) highway over the San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles County, California. Its route is to/through the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Angeles National Forest. With the exception of a 1,000 feet (300 m)-long section in La Cañada Flintridge, the entire route is part of California State Route 2. The road is 66 miles (106 km) in length, with its western terminus at the intersection at Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge and its eastern terminus at the Pearblossom Highway (State Route 138) northeast of Wrightwood. The majority of the route passes through the San Gabriel Mountains
San Gabriel Mountains
located north of the Greater Los Angeles Area
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George S. Patton
Seventh United States Army Third United States Army Fifteenth United States ArmySee other commands304th Tank
Tank
Brigade 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry 5th Cavalry Regiment 3d Cavalry Regiment 2nd Brigade, 2nd Armored Division 2nd Armored Division I Armored Corps Desert Training Center II CorpsBattles/warsSee battlesMexican RevolutionBattle of San MiguelitoWorld War ISaint Mihiel Campaign Meuse-Argonne CampaignWorld War IIOperation Torch North African Campaign Tunisia Campaign Sicily Campaign Lorraine Campaign Ardennes Campaign Rhineland Campaign Central Europe CampaignAwards Distinguished Service Cross (2) Distinguished Service Medal (3) Silver Star
Silver Star
(2) Legion of Merit Bronze Star Purple Heart Complete list of decorationsRelations George Patton IV
George Patton IV
(son) John K. Waters
John K. Waters
(son-in-law)SignatureGeneral George Smith Patton Jr
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Santa Barbara Island
Coordinates: 33°28′37.16″N 119°02′15.80″W / 33.4769889°N 119.0377222°W / 33.4769889; -119.0377222Map of the Channel Islands of California, indicating Santa Barbara Island.Map of Santa Barbara IslandSanta Barbara IslandSutil Island, SW of Santa Barbara Island Santa Barbara Island
Santa Barbara Island
(Tongva: Tchunashngna)[1] is a small island of the Channel Islands archipelago in Southern California
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San Nicolas Island
San Nicolas Island
San Nicolas Island
(Tongva: Haraasnga)[1] is the most remote of California's Channel Islands, located 61 miles (98 km) from the nearest point on the mainland coast. It is part of Ventura County. The 14,562 acre (58.93 km2 or 22.753 sq mi) island is currently controlled by the United States Navy
United States Navy
and is used as a weapons testing and training facility, served by Naval Outlying Field San Nicolas Island. The uninhabited island is defined by the United States Census Bureau as Block Group 9, Census Tract 36.04 of Ventura County, California.[2] The Nicoleño Native American tribe inhabited the island until 1835. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the island has since remained officially uninhabited, though the census estimates that at least 200 military and civilian personnel live on the island at any given time
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Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
(Chumash: Limuw)[1] is the largest of the eight islands in the Channel Islands[2] and also the largest island in California,[3] located off the coast of California. The island, in the northern group of the Channel Islands, is 22 miles (35 km) long and from 2 to 6 miles (3.2 to 9.7 km) wide with an area of 61,764.6 acres (249.952 km2). Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
is located within Santa Barbara County, California. The coastline has steep cliffs, gigantic sea caves, coves, and sandy beaches. Defined by the United States Census Bureau as Block 3000, Block Group 3, Census Tract 29.10 of Santa Barbara County, the 2000 census showed an official population of two persons.[4] The highest peak is Devils Peak, at 2450+ feet (747+ m)
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San Miguel Island
San Miguel Island
San Miguel Island
(Chumash: Tuqan)[1] is the westernmost of California's Channel Islands, located across the Santa Barbara Channel in the Pacific Ocean, within Santa Barbara County, California. San Miguel is the sixth-largest of the eight Channel Islands at 9,325 acres (3,774 ha), including offshore islands and rocks. Prince Island, 700 m (2,300 ft) off the northeastern coast, measures 35 acres (14 ha) in area. The island, at its farthest extent, is 8 miles (13 km) long and 3.7 miles (6.0 km) wide. San Miguel Island
San Miguel Island
is part of Channel Islands National Park, and almost all of the island (8,960 acres (36.3 km2)) has also been designated as an archaeological district on the National Register of Historic Places. This westernmost Channel Island receives northwesterly winds and severe weather from the open ocean
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Antenna Farm
Antenna farm
Antenna farm
or satellite dish farm or just dish farm are terms used to describe an area dedicated to television or radio telecommunications transmitting or receiving antenna equipment, such as C, Ku or Ka band
Ka band
satellite dish antennas, UHF/VHF/AM/FM transmitter towers or mobile cell towers.[1][2][3][4] The history of the term "antenna farm" is uncertain, but it dates to at least the 1950s.[5] In telecom circles, any area with more than three antennas could be referred to as an antenna farm. In the case of an AM broadcasting station (mediumwave and longwave, occasionally shortwave), the multiple mast radiators may all be part of an antenna system for a single station, while for VHF
VHF
and UHF
UHF
the site may be under joint management
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Greater Los Angeles Area
Los AngelesLong BeachRiversideCoordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500Coordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500Country   United States
United States
of AmericaState  CaliforniaPrincipal city  Los AngelesOther major citiesLong Beach Anaheim Riverside Santa Ana Irvine San Bernardino Glendale Oxnard OntarioArea • Metro 33,954 sq mi (87,490 km2)Highest
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George Wharton James
George Wharton James
George Wharton James
(27 September 1858[1] – 1923) was an American popular lecturer, photographer, journalist and editor. Born in Lincolnshire, England, he emigrated to the United States as a young man after being ordained as a Methodist minister. He served in parishes in Nevada and Southern California, gradually beginning his journalism and writing career. An editor of two magazines, he also wrote more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California
California
and the American Southwest.Contents1 Biography 2 Honors 3 Bibliography 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] George Wharton James
George Wharton James
was born in Lincolnshire, England. He married and was ordained as a Methodist minister. He and his wife immigrated to the United States in 1881. He served in parishes in Nevada and southern California
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Tongva People
The Tongva
Tongva
(/ˈtɒŋvə/ TONG-və) are Native Americans who inhabited the Los Angeles Basin
Los Angeles Basin
and the Southern Channel Islands, an area covering approximately 4,000 square miles (10,000 km2).[1] The Tongva
Tongva
are also known as the Gabrieleño and Fernandeño,[a] names derived from the Spanish missions built near their territory: Mission San Gabriel Arcángel and Mission San Fernando Rey de España.[b] Along with the neighboring Chumash, the Tongva
Tongva
were the most powerful indigenous people to inhabit Southern California. At the time of European contact, they may have numbered 5,000 to 10,000.[1] Many lines of evidence suggest that the Tongva
Tongva
are descended of Uto-Aztecan-speaking peoples from Nevada
Nevada
who moved southwest into coastal Southern California
California
3,500 years ago
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Metate
A metate or metlatl (or mealing stone) is a type or variety of quern, a ground stone tool used for processing grain and seeds. In traditional Mesoamerican culture, metates were typically used by women who would grind lime-treated maize and other organic materials during food preparation (e.g., making tortillas). Similar artifacts are found all over the world,[1] including China.[2]Contents1 Formation and morphology 2 Ceremonial metates of Costa Rica2.1 Temporal and regional variation 2.2 Iconography3 Gallery 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksFormation and morphology[edit] While varying in specific morphology, metates adhere to a common shape. They typically consist of large stones with a smooth depression or bowl worn into the upper surface. The bowl is formed by the continual and long-term grinding of materials using a smooth hand-held stone (known as a mano)
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Benjamin Davis Wilson
Benjamin Davis Wilson
Benjamin Davis Wilson
(December 1, 1811 – March 11, 1878) was an American politician. He was known to the Native Americans as Don Benito because of his benevolent manner in his treatment of Native American affairs. Wilson, a native of Tennessee, was a fur trapper and trader before coming to California. Detained in Southern California
Southern California
while attempting to obtain passage to China, Wilson decided to remain there. He married Ramona Yorba, daughter of Bernardo Yorba, a wealthy and prominent landowner, and purchased part of Rancho Jurupa in what would become Riverside County. Wilson was made Justice of the Peace
Justice of the Peace
for the Inland Territory and was entrusted with the care of Native American affairs
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Rancho San Pascual
Rancho San Pascual
Rancho San Pascual
also known as Rancho el Rincón de San Pascual was a 14,403-acre (58.29 km2) Mexican land grant in present-day Los Angeles County, California given to Juan Marine in 1834 by José Figueroa.[1] Rancho San Pascual
Rancho San Pascual
land now includes the cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena, and portions of San Marino, and the unincorporated communities of Altadena and San Pasqual.[2][3][4]Contents1 History 2 Historic sites of the Rancho 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] After the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel
was secularized in 1834, the rancho was granted by Governor Figueroa to Juan Mariné, a retired artillery lieutenant
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Channel Islands Of California
The Channel Islands
Channel Islands
are an archipelago of eight islands located in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
off the coast of southern California
California
along the Santa Barbara Channel in the United States
United States
of America. Five of the islands are part of Channel Islands
Channel Islands
National Park, and the waters surrounding these islands make up Channel Islands
Channel Islands
National Marine Sanctuary. The islands were first colonized by the Chumash and Tongva Native Americans 13,000 years ago, who were then displaced by European settlers who used the islands for fishing and agriculture. The U.S. military uses the islands as training grounds, weapons test sites, and as a strategic defensive location
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Rancho Huerta De Cuati
Rancho Huerta de Cuati was a 127-acre (0.51 km2) Mexican land grant in the San Rafael Hills area of present-day Los Angeles County, California given in 1838 by governor Juan Alvarado to Victoria Reid.[1] The name means "Cuati Garden" in Spanish. The rancho included present-day Alhambra, San Marino, South Pasadena, and Pasadena -- and Lake Wilson (now San Marino's Lacey Park). History[edit] Rancho Huerta de Cuati had been Mission San Gabriel Arcángel lands, before mission secularization in 1834. It was one of the few Mexican grants given to a Native American. With the assistance of the influential Eulalia Pérez de Guillén Mariné, Tongvan Victoria Reid received the rancho for her past service to the mission. Her husband, Hugo Reid was not listed on the title because he was not yet a Mexican citizen
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