Placerita Canyon, California
George Starbuck calls these trees the "Sycamores of the Golden Dream," because it's beneath
these trees in Placerita Canyon not the famous oak where Francisco Lopez is believed to have made California's
first documented discovery of gold. (He did make the first documented discovery, but probably not under the Oak of the Golden Dream.)
G. Starbuck's caption: "Where Don Francisco Lopez discovered gold in 1842. This is the
first discovery of gold in California."
Again, this was the first documented discovery of gold; evidence suggests Native Americans
were placering gold decades earlier it just wasn't documented.
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