Situated in downtown LA’s Grand Park, this plaque maps the route of the Los Pobladores. The Pobladores is the term used to describe the 11 founding families who left Mexico (in February 1871) to settle the new El Pueblo de Los Angeles. On August 18, 1871, they arrived at the San Gabriel Mission, to rest and prepare for the last leg of their journey. As a reminder, Los Angeles turns 231 in a couple of weeks, as Los Angeles was formally founded on September 4, 1781. The descendants of Los Pobladores commemorate this journey of their ancestors with an annual walk from the San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Monday, September 3, 2012.