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

Pioneer Oil Refinery

 
 
Pioneer Oil Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Pioneer Oil Refinery Marker
Inscription.  California's first oil refinery operated on a commercial scale, erected 1876. Restored by the Standard Oil Company of California in 1930 as a memorial to D. G. Scofield and his pioneer associates of the California Star Oil Works company, a predecessor of the Standard Oil Company of California. In 1875-1876 Mr. Scofield and his associates obtained California's first commercial production of crude petroleum in Pico Canyon six miles northwest of this point and built this refinery for the manufacture of petroleum products.
 
Erected 1930 by Standard Oil Company of California. (Marker Number 172.)
 
Location. 34° 22.204′ N, 118° 31.195′ W. Marker is near Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Pine Street 0.2 miles south of Newhall Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Drive 0.1 miles east of Pine Street on a dirt driveway through a rural industrial area surrounded by construction equipment. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23864 Pine St, Newhall CA 91321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison House (approx.
Pioneer Oil Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Bell, January 15, 2012
2. Pioneer Oil Refinery Marker
0.3 miles away); End of an Era (approx. 0.4 miles away); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Bison (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Revolution (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saugus School Bell (approx. mile away); Eternal Valley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
 
More about this marker. The refinery is surrounded by a fence and can be viewed from a distance.

A modern industrial park could soon be developed here, which would include improvements to this historic site.

In 1984, Standard Oil of California changed its name to Chevron.

This is California Historical Landmark No. 172, designated in 1935.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. — Pico Canyon oil production markers.
 
Also see . . .  Marker Dedication in 1930. Plus additional information and photos. (Submitted on August 22, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. Mentryville, Pico No. 4, Pico #4, California Historical Landmark No. 172,
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Pump House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 24, 2019
3. Pump House
Pioneer Oil Refinery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2008
4. Pioneer Oil Refinery and Marker
Sign on Newhall Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 24, 2019
5. Sign on Newhall Avenue
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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