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Anaheim in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Petrified Tree

From the Pike Petrified Forest, Colorado

 
 
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By Denise Boose, September 20, 2018
1. Petrified Tree Marker
Inscription.  This section weighs five tons and measures 7 1/2 feet in diameter. The original tree, estimated to have been 200 feet tall, was part of a sub-tropical forest 55 to 70 million years ago in what is now Colorado. Scientists believe it to be of the Redwood of Sequoia species. During some prehistoric era a cataclysmic upheaval caused silica laden water to overspread the living forest. Wood cells were changed during the course of time to sandstone. Opals were formed within the tree trunk itself.
 
Erected 1957 by Mrs. Walt Disney.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryNatural Features.
 
Location. 33° 48.703′ N, 117° 55.241′ W. Marker is in Anaheim, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Disneyland Drive. Located in Disneyland, near Pirates of the Caribbean. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim CA 92802, 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. Disneyland Monorail System (approx. ¼ mile away); The Steam Donkey (approx. 0.3 miles
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By Denise Boose, September 20, 2018
2. Petrified Tree Marker
away); The Pelton Wheel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cascade Falls (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kate and Ella 1895 (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Michael's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of San Pedro Gate (approx. 1½ miles away); Loara School Bell (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaheim.
 
More about this marker. The petrified tree and marker are within Disneyland, close to the Pirates of the Carribean ride. Entrance to Disneyland may require the payment of an entrance fee.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Disneyland history.
 
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By Denise Boose, September 20, 2018
3. Petrified Tree Marker
Petrified Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 20, 2018
4. Petrified Tree Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2018. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on August 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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