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

Oak of the Golden Dream

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By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
1. Oak of the Golden Dream Marker
Inscription. In Placeritas Canyon, March 1842, Francisco Lopez Y Arballo, while gathering wild onions from around an old oak, discovered gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. It is estimated that $80,000 in gold was discovered as a result of this discovery.
 
Erected by Department of Public Works - Division of Highways. (Marker Number 136.)
 
Location. 34° 25.834′ N, 118° 35.376′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on The Old Road/Golden State Highway north of Rye Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27626 Golden State Highway, Valencia CA 91355, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rancho San Francisco (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Ridge Route (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mentryville (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream
Oak of the Golden Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
2. Oak of the Golden Dream Marker
(approx. 6.5 miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 6.6 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newhall.
 
Regarding Oak of the Golden Dream. The site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 168 on March 6, 1935.
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesNotable Places
 
Oak of the Golden Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers
3. Oak of the Golden Dream Marker
Oak of the Golden Dream image. Click for more information.
June 9, 2009
4. Oak of the Golden Dream
Located on the Heritage Trail at the Placerita Canyon Natural Area Park. A short walk from the upper parking area.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on , by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   4. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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