Temecula in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Great Oak
Erected by The Pechanga Band (tribe) of Luiseno Indians.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans.
Location. 33° 26.502′ N, 117° 5.559′ W. Marker is in Temecula, California, in Riverside County. 3.8 mi from I15 and Temecula Parkway Junction. .7 mi south from Temecula Parkway, 2.7 mi south on Pechanga Parkway (SR 79)/ Pala Road (S16). Left/east on Pechanga Road, .7 mi. Right/south, Tribal Governance Center, check at reception desk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Temecula CA 92590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wolf Store (approx. 2.6 miles away); Treaty of Temecula Heart o' the Hills (approx. 4.7 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mission San Antonio de Pala (approx. 5.4 miles away); La Asistencia de San Antonio de Pala (approx. 5½ miles away); Santa Rosa Rancho (approx. 11.3 miles away); Jacob Bergman (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temecula.
More about this marker. To visit the marker and The Great Oak, visitors must get permission and a guide from the Pechanga Band. Road directions are to the Tribal Governance Center. It is advisable to call the Tribe well ahead, (some weeks) of time to get permission to visit
Also see . . . Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Tribal Page for The Great Oak. This page has extensive detail on the history and land ownership of the area where the Great Oak grows. The most noted past owner was former attorney Erle Stanley Gardner, author and creator of the Perry Mason lawyer novels and television series. In 2003 the oak and lands around it were purchased by the Pechanga Tribe. (Submitted on September 27, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,211 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.