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Pio Pico's mansion
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Pio Pico's mansion
Description - Pío Pico, the last governor of Mexican California before the American takeover in 1846, built a mansion on what is now a three-acre state park. Pico was one of California's most remarkable historical figures.

Attractions - Pío Pico, the last governor of Mexican California before the American takeover in 1846, built a mansion on what is now a three-acre state park. Pico was one of California's most remarkable historical figures. He witnessed and helped shape nearly a century of California history. His ancestry includes a mixture of ethnicity's, including Mexican, African, Indian, and Italian. The park site was once the headquarters of Pico's 8,891-acre ranch. The 1987 earthquake damaged the buildings.

Recreation - This is an interpretive site with picnicking areas. The site is open for tours and the grounds are available for picnics and day use.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.

Location - The park is located in Whittier, California, west of the 605 freeway at Pioneer and Whittier
Boulevards.


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Contact Information:
Angeles Topanga Sector Headquarters, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road , Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272, Phone: 310-454-8212, Fax: 310-459-2031

Additional Information:
California's Historic Sites - This section includes the major historic sites within California. California's rich history is showcased in its many historic sites and monuments.
Los Angeles County State Parks and Beaches - In Los Angeles County, wild places exist in the middle of a major metropolitan area. The state park sites in this county cover mountains and high-desert to beaches.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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