The Don José Verdugo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a celebration of the new Oak of Peace at the Catalina Verdugo Adobe on Oct. 22, to memorialize the original tree that died of root rot in 1987.
Various family friendly activities took place throughout the day, including a demonstration of making adobe bricks and a scavenger hunt, among other entertainment. Attendees also had the opportunity to explore the historic adobe and learn about the history that shaped the city of Glendale.
The historic adobe, the oldest building in Glendale, is registered as a California historical landmark. At the event, guests witnessed the reenactment of the meeting between Don Jesús Pico and Gen. Andrés Pico on Jan. 11, 1847, establishing the separation of California from Mexico.
First published in the October 28 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.