Sunland-Tujunga is a community within the Verdugo Mountains and the Crescenta Valley. Sunland-Tujunga started as separate communities but were merged in 1928. Mount Lukens, the highest point in Los Angeles, is located in Sunland-Tujunga. Sunland and Tujunga are divided by Mount Gleason Avenue, with Sunland on the west and Tujunga on the east. Shadow Hills and Lake View Terrace are located to the west, the Angeles National Forest is located to the north, and La Crescenta-Montrose is located to the east.
Tuna Canyon Detention Station
In early 1942, president Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the infamous Executive Order 9066 ordering that all American Citizens of Japanese ancestry be removed from their homes and communities for forced incarceration in what was then called "relocation camps". Tuna Canyon Detention Station in Sunland-Tujunga was one of those incarnation facilities housing American citizens in extremely primitive conditions. In total, more than 120,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated in 38 "relocation camps". Most lost their homes, cars, and businesses.
Rancho Tujunga was a 6,661 acre Mexican land grant made in 1840 by the Mexican governor. The rancho included present day Sunland, Tujunga, and Lake View Terrace.
Botton Hall, constructed in 1913, is a historic American Craftsman-Stone building located in Tujunga. Originally, it was built by the failed utopian community of Los Terrenitos. The magnificent building is currently operated by the Little Landers Historical Society as a local history museum. The museum is open to the public for limited hours each week. Group tours can be arranged by appointment.
Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce
The Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce, established in 1993, is the voice of business representing business owners in Sunland, Tujunga, Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace, La Crescenta, and Montrose. Members receive a valuable directory listing and numerous opportunities to promote their business.
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