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McKittrick in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Buena Vista Refinery

California Historical Landmark

 
 
Buena Vista Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2009
1. Buena Vista Refinery Marker
Inscription.  Eight miles due west of this marker stood one of California's first commercial oil refineries. Between August 1864 and April 1867, approximately 4,000 gallons of illuminating oil produced there was shipped to San Francisco by the Buena Vista Petroleum Company. Refining operations terminated due to excessive transportation rates.
 
Erected 1954 by Kern County Historical Society, Miocene Parlor No.228 N.D.G.W., The Petroleum Production Pioneers, and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 504.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 35° 23.862′ N, 119° 39.9′ W. Marker is in McKittrick, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Lokern Road and Westside Highway (County Route 33), on the right when traveling west on Lokern Road. Marker is located on the northeast corner.
Buena Vista Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2009
2. Buena Vista Refinery Marker
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Kittrick CA 93251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKittrick Hotel and Penny Bar (approx. 6.8 miles away); McKittrick Brea Pit (approx. 7.3 miles away); Buttonwillow Tree (approx. 10.8 miles away); Wallace Creek (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Buena Vista Refinery. This was incorrectly attributed to NSGW. Changed to NDGW.
 
View From the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 18, 2009
3. View From the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 25, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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