Newhall in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Oak of the Golden Dream
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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 168.)
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27626 Golden State Highway, Valencia CA 91355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 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); Tesoro Adobe (approx. 3½ miles away); Mentryville (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Commercial Oil Well In California (approx. 4.7 miles away); Saugus School Bell (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. 5. submitted on June 20, 2009. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.