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


Olinda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 2, 2001
1. Olinda Marker
Inscription. The course of oil production was changed in 1899 when the Olinda area became the first site in California to use the technique of drilling with the hole full of water. Having been developed as a source of fuel oil for for the Santa Fe Railroad, Olinda became a bustling boomtown at the turn of the century. Its demise came with construction of Carbon Canyon Dam in 1959.
Erected 1978 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Orange County Board of Supervisors. (Marker Number 918.)
Location. 33° 55.276′ N, 117° 49.812′ W. Marker is in Brea, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Carbon Canyon Road and Santa Fe Road, on the right when traveling east on Carbon Canyon Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in Carbon Canyon Regional Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea CA 92823, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olinda Oil Museum and Trail (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Richard Milhous Nixon (approx. 2.3 miles away); Richard Nixon Birthplace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bradford House
Olinda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Fay, January 15, 2012
2. Olinda Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Macadamia Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away); Don Gaspor Portola (approx. 3.7 miles away); Yorba Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Site of Don Bernardo Yorba Hacienda (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brea.
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 918.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 559 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on May 5, 2013, by Mike Fay of Huntington Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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