Near Calistoga in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1979 by California Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Ollie Orre Bockee, Jeanette Orre Hawthorne, and David A Conway. (Marker Number 915.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Paleontology. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
Location. 38° 33.342′ N, 122° 38.328′ W. Marker is near Calistoga, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Petrified Forest Road near Porter Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4100 Petrified Forest Road, Calistoga CA 94515, 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. A different marker also named Petrified Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); To Commemorate..."Petrified Charlie"Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Old Faithful Steam Well (approx. 3.4 miles away); Calistoga Sam Brannan Center (approx. 3˝ miles away); Calistoga City Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mount View Hotel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Calistoga Depot (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calistoga.
Also see . . . Petrified Forest. The petrified trees at this site remained buried for 3.4 million years until, in 1870, an intrepid Swedish homesteader by the name of Charles Evans (“Petrified Charley”), while raking his pasture, discovered the top of an old hollow log that was as hard as stone. His initial curiosity led a number of scientists to visit the property in order to learn more about these natural wonders in California. (Submitted on April 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.