Rancho Los Feliz
So, a few years ago, like maybe over a hundred, this land belonged to the the Feliz family. Don Antonio Feliz eventually owned the property and lived with his sister, Soledad, and a niece, Dona Petranilla. Old Antonio was wasting away with smallpox and on his deathbed, Don Antonio Coronel visited him with a lawyer. Story goes, that a new will was drawn up and Don C connected a stick to the back of Don F's head to help Don F nod his head in agreement with the new will leaving all the land to Don C instead of Don F's sister and niece. Might be just rumor, but, the niece, Dona Petranilla, supposedly put a curse on the land and people, animals and land started dying. In 1882, the land was sold to Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith.
Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California 2011
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