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West Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns

1797 - 1806

 
 
Oaks And Kilns marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2018
1. Oaks And Kilns marker
Inscription.  These venerable oak trees were topped by the Franciscan friars to furnish fuel for the nearby lime kilns that provided mortar for the building of the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana. These fused rocks were taken for their preservation, from the remains of the ancient kilns in this vicinity.

Dedicated in honor of William W. Orcutt, October 2, 1948
 
Erected 1948 by the Historical Society of Southern California, and California Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 911.)
 
Location. 34° 13.051′ N, 118° 38.383′ W. Marker is in West Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Roscoe Boulevard 0.4 miles east of Valley Circle Blvd. Located in Orcutt Ranch Park, at the back of the park, near the south fence. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23600 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park CA 91304, 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. Canoga Mission Gallery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Canoga Park Fire Station #72 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Historic Coast Redwood Grove

Oaks and Kilns marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2018
2. Oaks and Kilns marker
(approx. 2½ miles away); Old Santa Susana Stage Road (approx. 3.1 miles away); F-1 Engine (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory (approx. 3.2 miles away); Minnie Hill Palmer House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Santa Susana Railroad Depot (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The park is open from dawn to dusk every day, and it’s a beautiful place to explore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Park website. (Submitted on February 1, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
2. Lime kilns information. (Submitted on February 1, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Chatsworth Calera Site, California Historic Landmark No. 911, Orcutt Ranch Park,
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Another marker nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2018
3. Another marker nearby.
750 Year Old Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2018
4. 750 Year Old Tree
Chatsworth Calera Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2020
5. Chatsworth Calera Site
California Historic Landmark No. 911 and Los Angeles Historic Monument No. 141. Located 1.5 miles north of Orcutt Ranch, with no marker, and no public access. The ruins are under a small shelter and can be seen from a distance through a fence.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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