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Eaton Canyon, Sphinx Ranch
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1922
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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View of Eaton Canyon on Sphinx Ranch in Altadena. The ranch is owned by William Allen, who bought the land in 1878 and built the house visible on the left. Eaton Canyon lies nestled in the foothills of these San Gabriel Mountains. Originally called "El Precipicio" by the Spanish settlers because of its steep gorges, it was later named after Judge Benjamin Eaton, who built the first Fair Oaks Ranch House in 1865 not far from Eaton Creek.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Altadena-Ranches-Sphinx Ranch.; A-010-223 4x5
Allen, William
Sphinx Ranch (Altadena, Calif.)
Eaton Canyon (Calif.)
Altadena (Calif.)
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)

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