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Thousand Oaks in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lang Ranch

Oakbrook Regional Park Archeological Area

 
 
Lang Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
1. Lang Ranch Marker
Inscription.  Dating as far back as 12,000 years ago until the late 1800’s, Chumash people had established many villages and seasonal encampments in this area due to territorial and ritual privileges and the abundant source of food and water bestowed upon the ancient Chumash and their descendants.
 
Erected by City of Thousand Oaks. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the California, Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 34° 12.719′ N, 118° 48.951′ W. Marker is in Thousand Oaks, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Lang Ranch Parkway half a mile west of Westlake Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the Chumash Indian Museum parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy, Thousand Oaks CA 91362, 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. Crowley House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Jungleland
Lang Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
2. Lang Ranch Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Norwegian Grade (approx. 3.2 miles away); Ronald Wilson Reagan (approx. 3.3 miles away); Joel McCrea Ranch (approx. 3˝ miles away); Pederson Ranch House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Civic Center (approx. 4.3 miles away); El Rancho Simi (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thousand Oaks.
 
Regarding Lang Ranch. The Chumash Indian Museum is open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is an admission fee. A guided nature walk to the cave shelter is sometimes held on the second Saturday of the month at 9:00 am, and must be booked in advance.
This is Ventura County Landmark No. 90.
 
Also see . . .  Chumash Indian Museum. Nature hikes, events, hours, admission, etc. (Submitted on July 15, 2018.) 
 
Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
3. Museum Sign
Sign at Driveway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
4. Sign at Driveway
Sign on Avenida De Los Arboles image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
5. Sign on Avenida De Los Arboles
Museum Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
6. Museum Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2018. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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