La Panza Canyon

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La Panza Canyon, is a valley in the La Panza Range in San Luis Obispo County, California. Its mouth is at an elevation of 1509 feet (460m).[1]

This canyon was the site of a gold strike and gold rush in 1878, that led to the founding of La Panza, California.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: La Panza Canyon
  2. ^ Erwin Gustav Gudde, California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names, University of California Press, 1960, p.172

Coordinates: 35°22′20″N 120°8′34″W / 35.37222°N 120.14278°W / 35.37222; -120.14278