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West Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns

1797 - 1806

 
 
Oaks And Kilns marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2018
1. Oaks And Kilns marker
Inscription. These venerable oak trees were topped by the Franciscan friars to furnish fuel for the nearby lime kilns that provided mortar for the building of the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana. These fused rocks were taken for their preservation, from the remains of the ancient kilns in this vicinity.

Dedicated in honor of William W. Orcutt, October 2, 1948
 
Erected 1948 by the Historical Society of Southern California, and California Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 34° 13.051′ N, 118° 38.383′ W. Marker is in West Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Roscoe Boulevard 0.4 miles east of Valley Circle Blvd. Touch for map. Located in Orcutt Ranch Park, at the back of the park, near the south fence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23600 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park CA 91304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-1 Engine (approx. 3.1 miles away); In Memory of Those Who Perished (approx. 4.8 miles away); Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village (approx. 5.7 miles away); In Honor of Pioneer Aviators (approx. 8.7 miles away);

Oaks and Kilns marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2018
2. Oaks and Kilns marker
De La Osa Adobe (approx. 9 miles away); Rancho Simi (1795) (approx. 10 miles away); Andres Pico Adobe (approx. 10Ĺ miles away); First Commercial Oil Well In California (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The park is open from dawn to dusk every day, and itís a beautiful place to explore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Park website. (Submitted on February 1, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
2. Lime kilns information. (Submitted on February 1, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Chatsworth Calera Historic Site, Orcutt Ranch Park,
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Another marker nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2018
3. Another marker nearby.
750 Year Old Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 11, 2018
4. 750 Year Old Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Last updated on February 1, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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