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Santa Clarita, California Historical Markers

 
Dual CHL Markers for #168 Oak of the Golden Dream and #172 Pioneer Oil Refinery image, Touch for more information
By Konrad R Summers
Dual CHL Markers for #168 Oak of the Golden Dream and #172 Pioneer Oil Refinery
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Clarita — 168 — Oak of the Golden Dream * ← 2 Miles *
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 . . . — Map (db m51668) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Clarita — 168 — Oak of the Golden Dream * ← 6 Miles *
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 . . . — Map (db m137422) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Clarita — Power Plant No. 1 First Los Angeles Aqueduct
Some sections of the original Los Angeles Aqueduct, completed 1913, are still in use. During six years, 100,000 laborers built the 233-mile-long series of canals, pipelines and tunnels that make up the gravity-flow aqueduct from Owens Valley. — Map (db m129858) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Clarita — St. Francis Dam
The St. Francis Dam, part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system, stood 1½ miles north of this site. On March 12, 1928, the 185-foot high concrete dam collapsed just before midnight, sending 12⅓ billion gallons of water roaring down . . . — Map (db m139381) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Clarita — St. Francis Dam Disaster Site
On this site in August of 1924 construction started on the St. Francis Dam, a unit of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. When it was completed in May of 1926, this concrete dam stood 185 feet above the stream bed, impounding a 610 surface-acre lake. . . . — Map (db m139380) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Clarita — 919 — St. Francis Dam Disaster Site
The 185-foot concrete St. Francis Dam, part of the Los Angeles aqueduct system, stood 1½ miles north of this site. On March 12, 1928, the 185-foot high concrete dam collapsed just before midnight, sending 12½ billion gallons of water . . . — Map (db m139382) HM

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