Oak of the Golden Dream

Oak of the Golden Dream (HMYRI)

Location: Pavo, CA 91321 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 22.697', W 118° 28.072'

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Francisco Lopez made California's first authenticated gold discovery on March 9, 1842. While gathering wild onions near an oak tree in Placerita Canyon he found gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. The San Fernando placers and nearby San Feliciano Canyon were worked by Sonoran miners using panning, sluicing and dry washing methods. Lopez's find predated James Marshall's strike at Sutter's Mill by six years.

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.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number168
Year Placed1992
Placed ByState Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and Platrix Chapter No.2, E. Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 365044 N 3805076
Decimal Degrees34.37828333, -118.46786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.697', W 118° 28.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 41.82" N, 118° 28' 4.32" W
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Area Code(s)661, 818
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Heritage Trail, Pavo CA 91321, US
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