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Simi Valley in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Heritage Oak

Quercus Agrifolia

 
 
Heritage Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 24, 2019
1. Heritage Oak Marker
Inscription.  The Heritage Oak that stood on this site for more than 400 years was witness to the 4 historical periods of Simi Valley. From the Chumash Indians, to the largest land grant ever made to the Pico family in the Spanish period, through the pioneer period when easterners looked for farm land, to the modern period of local industrial development.
(Marker Number 134.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the California, Ventura County Historical Landmarks, and the Historic Trees 🌲 series lists.
 
Location. 34° 15.928′ N, 118° 43.144′ W. Marker is in Simi Valley, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on Heritage Oak Court 0.1 miles west of Tapo Canyon Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Simi Valley CA 93063, 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. Simi Elementary School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Memory of Those Who Perished (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory
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By Craig Baker, April 24, 2019
2. Heritage Oak Marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Santa Susana Railroad Depot (approx. 3.3 miles away); Corriganville (approx. 3.7 miles away); Simi Adobe (approx. 4.8 miles away); El Rancho Simi (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simi Valley.
 
Regarding Heritage Oak. The tree was cut down in 2007 because it had died. A section of the tree is on display below the marker.

Ventura County Historical Landmark Statement of Significance:
No. 134, Coast Live Oak Tree. Age unknown. Designated August 1990.
The oldest and largest oak tree standing in Simi Valley (Quercus Agrifolia), it has a canopy of over 100 feet, and trunk measuring 9 feet across. It cannot be cored accurately to determine its age because it has a large cavity.
 
Heritage Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 24, 2019
3. Heritage Oak Marker
Nearby Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 24, 2019
4. Nearby Building
House of the Book, located in the Brandeis-Bardin campus, designed in 1973 by Sidney Eisenshtat. Ventura County Historical Landmark No. 53.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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