Stevenson Ranch in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and Newhall Woman's Club, C.F.W.C. (Marker Number 516-2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
Location. 34° 22.772′ N, 118° 36.638′ W. Marker is in Stevenson Ranch, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Pico Canyon Road 3 miles west of Interstate 5. Drive west on Pico Canyon Road from I-5 until you come to a gate on the right, on the left is the entrance to Mentryville.Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevenson Ranch CA 91381, 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. First Commercial Oil Well In California (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 3.7 miles away); Rancho San Francisco (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Ridge Route (approx. 4˝ miles away); American Bison (approx. 4.7 miles away); William J. Johnston Jr. (approx. 4.7 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Mentryville. In many ways, the story of Mentryville parallels that of other flash-in-the-pan boom towns that sprouted suddenly and died quietly throughout California during the 1800s. Mentryville's few remaining structures stand as silent reminders of a bygone era, when migrant seekers of gold, both yellow and black, journeyed from one locale to the next on the news of a fresh strike. (Submitted on May 15, 2010.)
1. Pico #4, California Registered
The first commercially successful oil well in California was drilled here in Mentryville (Pico #4, California Registered Historical Landmark NO.516), Drilled in 1878 it produced oil until it was shut down in 1990. The marker for the well is a few miles hike from here. I have yet to get there.
— Submitted May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.
2. Pico #4
To see the marker at Pico #4, walk 1.5 miles up the canyon from Mentryville, along the paved path. The marker is on the right, before the pavement ends.
— Submitted January 31, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 1,382 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on August 26, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. 2. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. 4. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 5. submitted on March 13, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.