Newhall in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Oak of the Golden Dream
California Registered Historical Landmark No.168
First registered March 6, 1935. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and Platrix Chapter No.2, E. Clampus Vitus, November 15, 1992.
Erected 1992 by State Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and Platrix Chapter No.2, E. Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 168.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 34° 22.697′ N, 118° 28.072′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Placerita Canyon Road. Touch for map. The Marker and Oak are located on the Heritage Trail at the Placerita Canyon Natural
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 1.4 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 2˝ miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 2˝ miles away); Lyons Station (approx. 2˝ miles away); Edison House (approx. 3.2 miles away); End of an Era (approx. 3.2 miles away); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
Regarding Oak of the Golden Dream. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.168 on March 6, 1935.
Also see . . .
1. Oak of the Golden Dream. History accounts of California’s gold discovery mostly report James Marshall’s discovery at Sutter’s Mill, but few report the actual first discovery site. Six years earlier and 400 miles south of Sutter’s Mill, gold was discovered in Placerita Canyon, near Los Angeles. (Submitted on June 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Oak of The Golden Dream Photo Set. Collection of Pictures of Placerita Canyon Nature Center, including pictures of the Oak of the Golden Dream and the Walker Historic Cabin. (Submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,066 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on January 11, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.