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Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Salt Lake

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
1. Old Salt Lake Marker
Inscription. This marker locates the site near which the Indians and early California settlers came to obtain their salt, which at many times was more valuable than gold.
 
Erected 1955 by Tierra del Rey Parlor #300 Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 373.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 33° 51.121′ N, 118° 23.816′ W. Marker is in Redondo Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of North Harbor Drive and Herondo Street, on the right when traveling north on North Harbor Drive. Click for map. Marker is located on the southeast corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach CA 90277, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bill and Bob Meistrell (approx. half a mile away); The Plunge and ... The Lightning Racer (approx. half a mile away); The Redondo Beach Plan (approx. 0.7 miles away); 9-11 Tribute (approx. 0.7 miles away); King Harbor and ... The Marinas (approx.
Old Salt Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
2. Old Salt Lake Marker
0.7 miles away); George Freeth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hotel Redondo (approx. 1.1 miles away); Manhattan Beach State Pier (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Redondo Beach.
 
Regarding Old Salt Lake. The Indians of this area obtained salt from this lake. Sometime in the 1850s, Johnson and Allanson erected the necessary works to manufacture salt by artificial as well as solar evaporation. The salt yield for 1879 was 450 tons. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansNatural Resources
 
Old Salt Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 25, 2010
3. Old Salt Lake Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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