In January 1972, San Fernando Valley’s Campo de Cahuenga received two important gifts. They were an El Camino Real bell and a painting in oil of Governor Pio Pico. They were presented to the Campo as part of the 22nd annual observance of the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga.
The bell, which still marks the great importance of the Campo, was a gift from the Mission Trails Woman’s Club (a chapter of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs).
The portrait of Governor Pico was painted by the Women’s Club’s art chair Pauline Pico. Ms. Pico is the wife of the grandson of the Governor.
Others who made the bell a reality were the North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce, Campo’s neighbor University Studios, Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association, the Peyton Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the North Hollywood Rotary Club and the Native Daughters of the Golden West.