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Newhall in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pioneer Oil Refinery
← 3 Miles
 
Pioneer Oil Refinery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Konrad R Summers, circa May 2008
1. Pioneer Oil Refinery Marker
 
Inscription. In 1875 the Star Oil Company, one of the predecessors of the Standard Oil Company of California, drilled its first Pico Canyon well, which yielded about one hundred barrels per day. The discovery resulted in the erection of the first commercial oil refinery in California the following year.
 
Erected by Department of Public Works - Division of Highways. (Marker Number 172.)
 
Location. 34° 22.696′ N, 118° 33.83′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Lyons Avenue east of Interstate 5, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newhall CA 91321, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak of the Golden Dream (here, next to this marker); Mentryville (approx. 2.7 miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lyons Station (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 3.9 miles away); Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass (approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newhall.
 
Pioneer Oil Refinery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Konrad R Summers, circa May 2008
2. Pioneer Oil Refinery Marker
This marker is located on the left. The Oak of the Golden Dream 6 - Mile marker is located on the right.
 

 
Regarding Pioneer Oil Refinery. The site of the refinery does not have an actual marker that can be seen. The location is fenced off and access is not allowed but you can get a decent view looking through the fence. The site is located at 238 Pine Street, Newhall, California.

This is the oldest still standing oil refinery in the Western Hemisphere (perhaps World)

This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.172 on March 6, 1935.
 
Also see . . .  The Pioneer Oil Refinery. (Submitted on January 23, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Pioneer Oil Refinery and Oak of the Golden Dream Markers Photo, Click for full size
California Historical Landmarks (1973)
3. Pioneer Oil Refinery and Oak of the Golden Dream Markers
Originally located at the site of Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass.
34 20.528′ N, 118 30.571′ W
 
 
Pioneer Oil Refinery Buildings Photo, Click for full size
By Konrad R Summers, circa May 2008
4. Pioneer Oil Refinery Buildings
Actual site is not easy to find. From marker, head East on Lyons Road to Newhall Avenue. Turn right onto Newhall Avenue. Pass the park and rail tracks to Pine Street. Turn right on Pine Street. About 1/4 mile up the road is an opening/driveway, all dirt, turn left follow dirt driveway till you see sign declaring private property no entrance. You have arrived at the site.
 
 
Pioneer Oil Refinery Buildings Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
5. Pioneer Oil Refinery Buildings
Site coordinates: 34 22.221; -118 31.235
 
 
Pioneer Oil Refinery Photo, Click for full size
By Chris Bell, January 15, 2012
6. Pioneer Oil Refinery
California's First Oil Refinery
Operated on a Commercial Scale
Erected 1876
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   3. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   5. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   6. submitted on January 23, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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