During his year Grand President Joe Castillo and his wife have been traveling the beautiful state of California. Looking for interesting Native Son locations and some of the lost plaques from years gone by. Recently, they went to view the location of what could easily be considered the most viewed dedication plaque placed by the Native Sons.
In 1969, the Grand President Andrew Stoudel dedicated the site at 5607 Capistrano Avenue, Los Angeles. The home for Charles Evan Junior High School with a Truth-Liberty-Toleration NSGW plaque.
The plaque shown below was placed at Charles Evans Junior High School (now named Hughes Adult Learning Center) in Woodland Hills;
Why So Famous:
The school scenes of the original movie The Karate Kid 1984 were filmed on that location, and in the movie our Native Son plaque is shown (at 1:47 in the clip below) in the opening scenes and is the location of where the hero of the movie encounters his nemesis, and his first California girlfriend.
Since 1984, the movie has sold over 30 million tickets world wide making this NSGW plaque the most widely VIEWED NSGW plaque ever. Also, the new hit release of Cobra Kai (on Netflix) is the latest re-release of a Karate Kid movie.
Thank You Grand President Joe for the pictures and story