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Monthly Archives: August 2003

Cabrillo-California’s Golden Parks (109)

Written on August 12, 2003 at 9:08 pm, by

On September 28, 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo landed at San Diego Bay. This event marked the first time that a European expedition had set foot on what later became the west coast of the United States. Huell travels to Cabrillo National Monument, where Cabrillo’s exploration is commemorated with a statue and a museum flanked by  Continue Reading »

Madrona Marsh-California’s Golden Parks (114)

Written on August 12, 2003 at 8:41 pm, by

Rescued from future development and a history of oil drilling, the 42-acre Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve in Torrance is one of the last remaining vernal marshes in Southern California. The non-profit, volunteer organization Friends of the Madrona Marsh fought vigorously throughout the ’70s and ’80s to save this delicate natural habitat. Although Huell’s visit shows  Continue Reading »

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