Deukmejian Wilderness Park  LbNA # 32366 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJun 29 2007
CountyLos Angeles
LocationLa Crescenta, CA
Planted ByPink Pooh    
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Last Found
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Deukmejian Wilderness Park (MISSING)

Placed by : Pink Pooh
Placement date: June 29,2007
State: California
County: Los Angeles
Nearest city: La Crescenta
Number of boxes: 1

Clues: Rocky trail with slight incline, watch your footing back down the hill due to small uneven stones on trail. Restrooms, drinking waterfountains, picnic facilities and walking paths.

Background: This property originally owned by George Le Mesnager, a french emigrant, and winegrower in 1898. A barn was used for storage of grapes prior to shipment to the Le Mesnagers’ Los Angeles Winery. During the prohibition in 1920 the winemaking was halted. But in 1933 with the repeal of prohibition the operation of winemaking continued.
A barn and other structures that were built on that site were burnt by a massive fire in 1933. The barn was rebuilt and the family moved to the site in 1937 til 1960. The property was sold in 1968 to a property developer but was sold in 1988 to the City of Glendale and renamed it Deukmejian Wilderness Park. The stone barn is a example of a two-story vernacular rock structure.

Directions: Take the 210 freeway exist Pennsylvania Ave 17a east go up 0.4 miles, proceed left onto Foothill Blvd, turn right on New York Ave. continue to top of hill-at last stop sign left on Markridge Rd., go right into Deukmejian Wilderness Park. Park in the right parking lot. walk to LeMesager Barn to the right of lot, follow path behind barn. At the top of stairs go right and continue up the trail to a large oak tree on left of trail, marker 18 coast live oak. Face the marker look to your right walk 12 paces looking for a large boulder with smaller rocks on left side of boulder. The box is under those rocks at 2:oo.
* Sorry to report as of 08/06/07 box is MISSING!!!