This page features text from select commemorative and historic plaques in Palisades Park, Santa Monica.
"To honor George T. Hastings author of Trees of Santa Monica. October 10, 1963 - - his 88th birthday. In appreciation of his dedication in sharing his knowledge and love of trees, flowers, and birds."
"To honor Grace L Heintz, author of the revised Trees of Santa Monica, for her dedication to informing and inspiring appreciation of our living heritage, the trees (1905-2000)."
"1732-1932. In commemoration of the two-hundredth birthday of George Washington, First President of the United States whose wisdom, foresight and patriotism are inspiration to all true Americans. Dedicated February 22, 1932. Santa Monica chapter Daughters of the American Revolution."
"In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Santa Monica Bay by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo on October 8, 1542. This tablet is erected and dedicated by the Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West with the cooperation of the Santa Monica Historical Society."