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Oak of the Golden Dream

* ← 6 Miles *

 
 
Oak of the Golden Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers
1. Oak of the Golden Dream Marker
Inscription.  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° 22.696′ N, 118° 33.83′ W. Marker is in Santa Clarita, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Lyons Avenue east of Interstate 5, on the right when traveling east. Park at the Burger King to view marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24453 Lyons Avenue, Newhall CA 91321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Oil Refinery (here, next to this marker); American Bison (approx. 2 miles away); American Revolution (approx. 2 miles away); Saugus School Bell (approx. 2.1 miles away); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Dual CHL Markers for #168 Oak of the Golden Dream and #172 Pioneer Oil Refinery image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers
2. Dual CHL Markers for #168 Oak of the Golden Dream and #172 Pioneer Oil Refinery
End of an Era (approx. 2.3 miles away); Edison House (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker shares a base with Pioneer Oil Refinery 3 Mile marker.
 
Regarding Oak of the Golden Dream. The site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 168 on March 6, 1935.
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesNotable Places
 
Oak of the Golden Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 8, 2019
3. Oak of the Golden Dream Marker
Pioneer Oil Refinery and Oak of the Golden Dream Markers image. Click for full size.
California Historical Landmarks (1973)
4. Pioneer Oil Refinery and Oak of the Golden Dream Markers
These two markers ("Pioneer Oil Refinery - 2 Miles" and "Oak of the Golden Dream - 3 Miles") were once located at the site of the "Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass" marker at 22580 Sierra Highway, Newhall CA 91321 (34 20.528′ N, 118 30.571′ W) but have now gone missing.
Oak of the Golden Dream image. Click for more information.
June 9, 2009
5. Oak of the Golden Dream
Located on the Heritage Trail at the Placerita Canyon Natural Area Park. A short walk from the upper parking area near entrance to Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   3. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on June 20, 2009. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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