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Newbury Park in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Stagecoach Inn and Sycamore Tree

 
 
Stagecoach Inn and Sycamore Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
1. Stagecoach Inn and Sycamore Tree Marker
Inscription.  "The hotel was built by James Hammell as the Grand Union Hotel in 1876 and was often called the "Conejo" or "Big" Hotel. In 1885, the site was purchased by Cecil Haigh. In 1965, his grandson, H. Allen Hays, donated 4 acres and the hotel to the community and it was moved to its present site because of the construction of the freeway. The hotel has also functioned as a school, post office, steak house, church, gift shop and movie set. The sycamore tree was cited due to its great "age, size and formation."
 
Erected by Ventura County. (Marker Number 30 & 44.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees, and the Ventura County Historical Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 34° 10.683′ N, 118° 54.746′ W. Marker is in Newbury Park, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from North Ventu Park Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located at the Stagecoach Inn Park.
Stagecoach Inn image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
2. Stagecoach Inn
The marker is mounted on the far right of the building.
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 North Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park CA 91320, 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. Stagecoach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunt Olive Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Janss House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Civic Center (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pederson Ranch House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jungleland (approx. 3.7 miles away); Crowley House (approx. 4 miles away); The Lone Oak (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sycamore Tree Landmark. (Submitted on January 12, 2012.)
 
Historic Sycamore Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
3. Historic Sycamore Tree Marker
Over 250 years old, the Chumash are said to have bent lower branches of this tree to mark the location of groundwater.

City of Thousand Oaks
Historical Landmark No. 2
Historic Sycamore Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
4. Historic Sycamore Tree Marker
Historic Sycamore Tree image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
5. Historic Sycamore Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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