Arcadia City is situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in the country of California, the U.S. Before it became part of the original Mission San Gabriel Holding, this region had been occupied by Tongva (or Gabrielino) Indians. In 1888, the city was privately owned, Rancho Santa Anita, after it was laid out on lands. E.J. ("Lucky") Baldwin developed the city and named for the district in old Greece believed to symbolize peaceful excellence. In an abundance of agriculture, such as; chicken, pony farms, and natural product forests; The city was later promoted as a residential community. When flood controls were manufactured, Arcadia was regularly crushed by winter floods until the 1930s. Highways without toll fees were established [15 miles (25 km) southwest] to Los Angeles, In support of its development. The Botanic Garden and Los Angeles County Arboretum and the Santa Anita Park racetrack were located in Arcadia. The popular recreational destination, the north, and east of the City are Angeles National Forest.
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