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10F Rabbit Peak #1

Location: Los Angeles County, California

Name was given by the USFS. Angeles N.F. Wildlife Biologist Bill Brown believes it was most likely in reference to the native Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani).

At the southern base of this hill and along Mill Creek, there was some gold mining activity in the 1880's.

This too was once believed to be the historic site of the fabled Lost Padres mine-whispered as the source of gold dust for Mission San Fernando Rey de España. This bonanza has yet to be found.

Mythologically throughout the Southwest, the Rabbit was the main character in innumerable tales of the trickster, as well as a culture hero who (as the bringer of fire) was a great benefactor to mankind.

Name first appears on USGS Alder Creek quad (1941).

Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List.


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