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Historic Route Walk to Celebrate the Founding of Los Angeles

The El Pueblo Historical Monument invites you to come celebrate the City's 236th birthday this Saturday, August 26th with a commemorative walk that follows the historic route the Los Pobladores used when they first set out in September 1781! This event is free and open to the public.

The 9 mile walk will start from the beautiful San Gabriel Mission at 6:00 AM and end at the El Pueblo Historical Monument. DASH shuttles will be available for the ride back to San Gabriel from El Pueblo Historical Monument in the afternoon (once an hour from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

The ceremonial procession from Union Station to the historic plaza begins at 9:45 a.m., culminating with a civic ceremony, musical entertainment, cultural and historical programming, and birthday cake!

As part of the birthday celebration, the following special presentations will be taking place throughout the day:

Enjoy a special “History of Mexican Baseball” presentation and exhibit at 11:00 a.m. in the Biscailuz Gallery. Presented by Coach Al Padilla, author and one of the founding members of California State University, San Bernardino’s Latino Baseball History Project.

For the first time, experience live, historical re-enactments of the Old West at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. in Placita Dolores. Presented by Code of the West.

Delight in a special lecture titled “Organizing L.A.: Los Angeles’ Immigrant Labor Movements” at 11:45 a.m. in the America Tropical Interpretive Center on Olvera Street. Presented by Author and Professor Toby Higbie of UCLA’s History Department and Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

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