Newhall in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Oak of the Golden Dream
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In Placeritas Canyon, March 1842, Francisco Lopez y Arballo, while gathering wild onions from around an old oak, discovered gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. It is estimated that $80,000 in gold was discovered as a result of this discovery.
Erected by Department of Public Works - Division of Highways. (Marker Number 136.)
Location. 34° 25.834′ N, 118° 35.376′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on The Old Road/Golden State Highway north of Rye Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27626 Golden State Highway, Valencia CA 91355, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rancho San Francisco (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Ridge Route (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tesoro Adobe (approx. 3˝ miles away); Mentryville (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Commercial Oil Well In California (approx. 4.7 miles away); Saugus School Bell (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
Regarding Oak of the Golden Dream.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then. Last updated on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. 4. submitted on June 20, 2009. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.