San Gabriel is a community with a unique history that dates back to 1771 - 10 years before Los Angeles itself was founded. That's why San Gabriel is known as the "Birthplace of the Los Angeles Region."
But the modern community of San Gabriel traces its beginnings to April 24, 1913, when the residents of San Gabriel voted to incorporate their city. With that action, San Gabriel became the 28th incorporated City in Los Angeles County - and a new history began. The Centennial is that story of San Gabriel's evolution into a modern community.