Griffith Ranch

California State Historic Landmark 716

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#716 The Griffith Ranch
Originally part of the San Fernando Mission lands, this ranch was purchased by David Wark Griffith, revered pioneer of silent motion pictures, in 1912. It provided the locale for many western thrillers, including "Custer's Last Stand" and was the inspiration for the immortal production "Birth of a Nation." It was acquired by Fritz B. Burns in 1948, who has perpetuated the Griffith name in memory of the great film pioneer.

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12685 Foothill Blvd at Vaughn St, San Fernando.

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