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Near Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Oak of the Golden Dream

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Oak of the Golden Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesNotable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 34° 22.861′ N, 118° 29.56′ W. Marker is near Santa Clarita, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Sierra Highway, 0.2 miles north of Placerita Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25039 Sierra Highway, Newhall CA 91321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oil in Placerita Canyon
Oak of the Golden Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
2. Oak of the Golden Dream Marker
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); The Walker Cabin (approx. 1.4 miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 1˝ miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lyons Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Oak of the Golden Dream. See Additional "Oak of the Golden Dream" Nearby Markers for additional information.

The site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 168 on March 6, 1935.

This is one of four directional markers with identical text, at four different locations around the Santa Clarita Valley. (The one at Beale’s Cut is missing). They all have Placerita misspelled as Placeritas.
 
Oak of the Golden Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, August 2, 2019
3. Oak of the Golden Dream Marker
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June 19, 2009
4. 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 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,437 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on August 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on June 20, 2009. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022