San Gabriel to recreate historic walk to Los Angeles

Tomorrow, locals will recreate the historic nine-mile walk from the San Gabriel Mission to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument to commemorate the City of Los Angeles’ 237th birthday and to recognize San Gabriel as the birthplace of the Los Angeles region.

The “Celebrate Our Heritage Walk to L.A.” event will begin at 6:00 a.m. at the San Gabriel Mission with a short program featuring San Gabriel City Councilmembers, a marimba musical group and members of the San Gabriel Mission.

Once walkers reach Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, they will participate in a ceremonial walk from Union Station to El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument at Olvera Street. From there, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy presentations, museums, restaurants and a historical car show to commemorate the historic occasion.

This year’s event is sponsored by the City of San Gabriel, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Los Angeles Councilmember José Huizar, the County of Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Mission, the City of Los Angeles, Los Pobladores 200, the El Pueblo Park Association, the US Forest Service, the National Park Service and the Western National Parks Association.