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McKittrick in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Buena Vista Refinery

California Historical Landmark

 
 
Buena Vista Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2009
1. Buena Vista Refinery Marker
Inscription. Eight miles due west of this marker stood one of California's first commercial oil refineries. Between August 1864 and April 1867, approximately 4,000 gallons of illuminating oil produced there was shipped to San Francisco by the Buena Vista Petroleum Company. Refining operations terminated due to excessive transportation rates.
 
Erected 1954 by Kern County Historical Society, Miocene Parlor No.228 N.D.G.W., The Petroleum Production Pioneers, and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 504.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 23.862′ N, 119° 39.9′ W. Marker is in McKittrick, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Lokern Road and Westside Highway (County Route 33), on the right when traveling west on Lokern Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Kittrick CA 93251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKittrick Brea Pit (approx. 7.3 miles away); Buttonwillow Tree (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Buena Vista Refinery.
Buena Vista Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2009
2. Buena Vista Refinery Marker
This was incorrectly attributed to NSGW. Changed to NDGW.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
View From the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2009
3. View From the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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