Since the "tuckered friar" was intercepted on Glenoaks Boulevard instead of the more direct San Fernando Road route to San Fernando Mission, he had other obstacles to overcome ("Friar tuckered after historical walk," Jan. 12).
Had not the compass trees on South Lake Street been needlessly chopped down in 1964, he might have had a well-deserved rest and certainly a more accurate idea of where he was going!
What is Burbank's rightful place in mission history is fast forgotten. It is true that we have no actual proof, written or otherwise, only bits and pieces of recollections of our pioneer citizens. Nevertheless, during the centennial year, efforts should be made to review and analyze what we know now and, hopefully, gain new information.