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Oak of the Golden Dream ~1963
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Oak of the Golden Dream, Postcard, c. 1963.

Plastichrome by Colorpicture Publishers Inc. of Boston, distributed by Chris Cards of China Lake, Calif.

Card reads: "Oak of the Golden Dream. In 1842 under this spreading oak tree, the first gold was discovered in California. The finder, Don Francisco Lopez, after sleeping beneath these boughs, noted bright particles on wild onions he had pulled and found them to be gold. The famous oak still stands in Placerita Park near Newhall and Saugus, Calif."


LW2217: 9600 dpi jpeg from original postcard

GOLD CATEGORIES:
• California Gold
• Lopez Discovery
• Placerita Post-Lopez
• San Francisquito
• Oak/Dream Dedication 1930
• Oak/Dream


OAK OF THE GOLDEN DREAM

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Correspondence Re: Park Creation 1940s

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Run-Up to Park Formation 1940s

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Stolen Plaque Replaced 1941

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Park's First 40 Acres 1949

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Park Dedication 1956

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Pageant 1959 x2

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~1963

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Rudy Pavini's Murals (Dedicated 1976)

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2004 x2

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