“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Portolá Sycamore

Portolá Sycamore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 1, 2017
1. Portolá Sycamore Marker
Inscription.  Oral tradition holds that this tree survives from the naming of "La Carpinteria” - the Carpenter Shop - on August 17, 1769 when the Portolá Expedition observed the Chumash building plank canoes at this site.
Erected by City of Carpinteria. (Marker Number 5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaspar de Portolá Expedition, and the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 34° 23.575′ N, 119° 31.036′ W. Marker is in Carpinteria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Sixth Street 0.1 miles east of Palm Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5361 Sixth Street, Carpinteria CA 93013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Carpinteria (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wardholme Torrey Pine (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Southern Pacific RR Roundhouse (approx. 9.2 miles away); Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building
Portolá Sycamore Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 1, 2017
2. Portolá Sycamore Tree
(approx. 10 miles away); Sambo's Birthplace (approx. 10.1 miles away); Burton Mound (approx. 10.1 miles away); Private Railcar Spurs (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carpinteria.
Regarding Portolá Sycamore. Unlike most Native American boat builders, who used hollowed-out logs, the Chumash built theirs from planks, sealing the seams with tar from the local seeps.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The naming of Carpinteria.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on August 17, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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