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As you exit Union Station, look for the Union Station square. It’s directly in front of the large arched doorway, next to the clock tower. Head to the square, a plaza surrounded by palm triees, with a sundial in the center. Drag the options below to match the phrases on the Sundial.
With your back towards Union Station, the street ahead of you is Alameda Street. Turn right on Alameda St. Walk a short distance past Los Angeles St. and find the tower-like stanchion that highlights some history of Union Station. It looks like this:
After taking a moment to learn some of the history of train travel and the station, look for clues to discover how many years after L.A.’s first railway station was built was Union Station opened?
Next, walk back a short way to Los Angeles street and turn right on Los Angeles Street to cross Alameda St. Just across the street and on your right, find a statue of a horse and rider. Make your way there to find the statue of a famous Mexican singer, actor, songwriter, equestrian, film producer, and screenwriter, who made more than 150 films and 150 albums. How many words can you make from the letters in his last name?
Find a marker under the trees in a small garden for The Indians of Southern California. What language family were the early native Americans members of? Enter the answer exactly as shown but enter it backwards.
Next, head toward the building behind the Antonio Aguilar statue. On the corner of the building, near the road, find the mural “The Blessing of The Animals”. How many birds can you find on the mural?
Find the marker on a boulder, indicating the Los Angeles Plaza. Look for clues to learn the original name of the Los Angeles river, named after a Catholic chuch in Italy.
Find a marker on a low brick wall for El Antiguo Camino Español. Use the marker to translate the word ‘Antiguo’ into English.
Find the circular marker on the ground titled “Los Pobladores” (the settlers). Put these names in the order they appear, starting at the top right and going clockwise.
Find the Church, Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles (at 535 North Main Street). Look for clues to find the missing word in this sentence:
This is the _____ church in Los Angeles.
Facing the front of the church on N. Main Street, walk around to the left of the church and follow a path to find the old cemetery. On the left side of the church, on the right-hand side of the path, find a black pedestal that tells the history of how Mexican Americans forced out of the United States during the Depression Era. How many American citizens were forced out of the country?
Next, head back to Main Street, cross the street, and turn right. There are historic markers that tell the history of Los Angeles under the trees that line Main Street. Find the marker for Pico House, near the white building with many arched windows. How many years did Pio Pico run this historic hotel?
Continue down Main Street in the same direction, with the Pico House hotel to your left. A short way down, find a similar marker under another tree for the Merced Theatre. What was the name of the title character in the first production in the historic Merced Theatre?
Continue down Main Street past Arcadia and past West Aliso Street. Then on the left find Fletcher Bowron Square. Near the signs for Fletcher Bowron Square, find the Los Angeles Star historic marker. The Los Angeles Star was Southern California’s first what?
Continue down Main Street. Turn right on E Temple Street, then turn left on Spring Street. On your left, find the towering Los Angeles City Hall. Definitely worth a look inside if it’s open and you have a few minutes to spare. Find the inscription above the doorway. Nice job!It implores viewers to have faith that … what?
Next, walk down the steps of City Hall and turn left to continue down Spring Street. Walk across W 1st Street and then turn right on W 1st. At the corner of Sping and W 1st St., find a tower-like marker on W 1st Street (similar to the one you found near the beginning of the scavenger hunt). Take a moment to learn some of the history of this long running newspaper and the building. In what year was the building intentionally dynamited?
Next, go back to Spring Street and turn right, along the edge of The Times building. After E 3rd Street and before E 4th, find a similar tower-like marker for Spring Street. It classifies 1920s as an era of what?
Continue down Spring Street and turn right on W 4th St. Walk past Broadway and turn left on South Hill Street. Find Pershing Square near the corner of S. Hill Street and W. 5th Street. Formerly Los Angeles Central Park, this park was originally part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Find a plaque on the end of a low wall with a marker describing how this area was renamed over the years. The marker was placed by what group?
Within Pershing Square find the cannon from the 1700s. From what ship did the cannon come?
Leave Pershing Square the way you came in. Cross S. Hill Street and head down 5th Street, past Broadway and past S. Spring Street. When you reach S. Main Street, cross Main and turn left. At a building on corner of 4th Street and Main, find a marker on the building’s corner for folk musician Woody Guthrie. Notice also the sign above the 4th Street sign marking this as Woody Guthrie Square. What region did Guthrie and many other migrant workers and families come from?
Cross 4th St and continue up Main St. Pass 3rd St and turn right on 2nd St. Cross San Pedro St. and turn left to cross Main St. Near the intersection of Main and San Pedro, find tower-like marker for Little Tokyo.
Look for clues to learn, what is the last name of the first Asian American and the first person of Japanese ancestry to reach space?
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