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

Paramount Hay Tree

 
 
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By Craig Baker, October 3, 2018
1. Paramount Hay Tree Marker
Inscription.  The towns of Hynes and Clearwater, later incorporated as Paramount, were the center of the hay and dairy industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties from the 1920s through the 1960s. Considered the “Milk Shed of Los Angeles”, Paramount developed into the largest hay market in the world. Each day the price of hay sold here was quoted by brokers in Chicago and New York City as the International Standard. Major hay sellers would gather each morning under this 120-year-old Camphor tree to determine the day’s price. The Hay Tree was also a cherished spot where truckers, workers, and farmers gathered for a lazy lunch or a spirited game of cards. The Camphor is the last remnant of the "World’s Largest Hay Market”.
 
Erected 2004 by California State Parks; and City of Paramount. (Marker Number 1038.)
 
Location. 33° 53.055′ N, 118° 9.634′ W. Marker is in Paramount, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Paramount Boulevard half a mile north of California Route 91, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16493 Paramount Blvd, Paramount CA 90723, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Under the Hay Tree, World’s Hay Price Was Set (a few steps from this marker); Bellflower Pacific Electric Train Depot
Paramount Hay Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 3, 2018
2. Paramount Hay Tree Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Domínguez Ranch House (approx. 3½ miles away); Rancho Los Cerritos (approx. 3.7 miles away); Heritage House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Douglas Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Boys of Del Valle Park (was approx. 3.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ).
 
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Paramount Hay Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 3, 2018
3. Paramount Hay Tree
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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