Rosemead is located in the state of California and is a city in Los Angeles County. The area where the present-day Rosemead was inhabited by the Kizh Native Americans who lived in willow houses and were then called by the Spanish explorers as the Gabrieleños. The Spanish later founded the first Mission San Gabriel Arcangel that was formally called the village of Shevaangna or the Shiba. The mission was then moved to avoid the frequent spring floods that ruined the first crops that were cultivated in 1775 to the present location of San Gabriel that was formally called the village of Tovisvanga. The area was distributed to the private citizens as part of the Mexican government's Secularization Act in 1833, wherein those that were granted are required to build a house and a graze cattle, wherein it also paves the end of the mission era.
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