Paramount in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Under the Hay Tree, World’s Hay Price Was Set
The camphor before you, long ago dubbed the “Hay Tree,” served as an informal gathering place for workers, farmers and hay sellers—longtime Paramount residents still recall it as the site of a lazy lunch or a spirited game of cards. After each of his cattle auctions, Moore would say out a catered meal beneath the branches for his customers.
Every morning, representatives from the city’s many hay lots would gather under the tree to compare notes and decide the day’s composite price for hay, which Western Consumers could then forward to brokers in Chicago and New York City to set the price for hay sellers the world over.
Location. 33° 53.047′ N, 118° 9.626′ W. Marker is in Paramount, California Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Paramount Hay Tree (a few steps from this marker); Bellflower Pacific Electric Train Depot (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. 3.7 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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