See also MELODY RANCH
VIDEO: Placerita Canyon Nature Center Tour with Philip Scorza & Jessica Nikolai • SCVTV 10-14-2013.
50-Year Operating Agreement, Placerita Canyon State Park - Approved by L.A. County Supervisors 3-20-2012.
A Comparison of Tataviam Ethnobotany at Vasquez Rocks and Placerita Canyon by Sarah Brewer Thompson • 1-19-2014
LW2181 - Lopez Gold Discovery in New York Newspaper, 10-1-1842.
Abel Stearns Tells of Lopez 1842 Gold Discovery; No Mention of Dream in Santa Cruz Sentinel • 8-27-1885.
U.S. Treasury Voucher for California (Placerita) Gold Deposit, 6-8-1843 in Overland Monthly • 5-1892.
California's REAL First Gold by Leon Worden • COINage magazine, October 2005
California Gold: The F. Lopez Discovery by Leon Worden • The Signal, January 1996
New Information About First Gold Discovery by Leon Worden • The Signal, 8-14-1996
Historian Questions Date of Lopez Gold Discovery by J.M. Guinn • Historical Society of So. Cal., 1895.
Placerita Canyon: Much Treasure, Some History by Eleanor Quigley • L.A. Herald Illustrated Magazine, 2-9-1902.
The Walker Family of Placerita Canyon (Comprehensive History) by Leigh Nicolai-Moon • Placerita Canyon Nature Center Associates, 2002.
A Golden Legacy: The Walker Family of Placerita Canyon by Norinne De Gal • The Signal, 2-20-2000
L.A. County Geologic Report on Placerita White Oil (Oil Possibilities in the vicinity of Placerita Canyon County Park), 10-3-1974
A Crude Wonder: Placerita White Oil by Norinne De Gal • The Signal, 2-20-2000
Joseph Reynier & Family, SCV Pioneers by George Starbuck • January 2002
Placerita Gold: Sutter and Marshall Knew They Weren't the First by Leon Worden • Valley Living, April 2006
Origins of Placerita Canyon Nature Center Assocates by Diane Klein • The Rattler, Nov.-Dec. 2006
1940 Census: Walker Family *Right-click to download
1940 Census: Walker Family Neighbors *Right-click to download
Frances Walker Murder: Newhall Cop's Wife Slays 'Other Woman,' Gets Away With It San Diego Union, 10-6-1935
Ex-Newhall Deputy Convicted of Contributing to Delinquency of Slain Saugus School Teacher Frances Walker L.A. Times, August 1935.
Berry Petroleum Co. 2011 Annual Report (4.1MB .pdf)
GS0000 - George Starbuck's Walker Family Collection.
GS3001 - "Cap" Harmon's Gold Mining Sluice, 1890s-1900s.
LW2203 - Generic Woodcut of a Gold Sluicing Operation.
LW2257 - Placerita White Oil Gusher, 2 Views, 1900.
GS2015 - Herman Mosher's oil well and boiler in Placerita Canyon, early 1900s.
LW2551 - Error Postcard: Sutter's Fort (Sutter's Mill) as "First" Calif. Gold Discovery Site, 1905.
AP1912 - Frances Phillips, SCV's First Car Owner, Driving in Placerita Canyon, 1910.
GS0200 - Walker Homestead, ca. 1910s..
ST1101 - White Oil Wells & Rails, 1911.
LW2323 - Quigley Canyon? Corral in "The Last Roundup" (1929).
AP9011 - Francisca Lopez de Belderrain's Affidavit Re: Gold Discovery Site, 2-23-1930.
AP9010 - Frank Walker's Affidavit Re: Gold Discovery Site, 3-1-1930.
LW2575 - Program & Correspondence from A. Rivera to Frank Walker Re: Oak of the Golden Dream Dedication, 1930 (& 1934).
AP9012 - Adolfo G. Rivera's Speech at Oak of the Golden Dream Dedication, 3-9-1930.
AP9014 - Sen. Reginaldo F. Del Valle's Speech at Oak of the Golden Dream Dedication, 3-9-1930.
AP9013 - Judge A.B. Perkins' Speech at Oak of the Golden Dream Dedication, 3-9-1930.
AP1407 - Oak of the Golden Dream Dedication, 3-9-1930.
AP0510 - Oak of the Golden Dream Dedication: Plaque Bolted to Tree, 3-9-1930.
AP0512 - Oak of the Golden Dream Dedication: Lopez Plaque Before & After Theft, 3-9-1930.
SW3001 - Oak of the Golden Dream Dedication | Van Nuys News Coverage, 4-25-1930.
LW2219 - Film Set, Placerita Canyon, early 1930s.
GS3601 - Frank Walker's Buffalo, ca. 1936.
LW2516 - Lobby Card: Buck Jones at Walker Cabin in "Black Aces" (Universal 1937).
LW2045 - Brochure for Walker's Placerita Gold Panning Camp, pre-1938.
Plane Crash Near Newhall Kills 2 • The Signal, 1-14-1937
DS3701-2 - Boeing 247 Crash on Mt. Piñetos, 1-12-1937.
AL1938 - William S. Hart and Andy Jauregui, Jauregui Ranch, Placerita Canyon, 1938. 228K.
Jack Benny in "Buck Benny Rides Again" (Paramount 1940). Partially Placerita Canyon. Full Movie.
LW2242 - Lobby Card, "Lawless Code," showing Walker Cabin, 1949.
AL1959 - Oil Wells and Los Angeles Aqueduct, Placerita Canyon, 1940s-50s.
CC5901 - Placerita State Park Dedication (2 Views), 1959.
LW2217 - Oak of the Golden Dream, Color Postcard, ca. 1963.
LW2352 - 1842/1948 Oak of the Golden Dream Medal (3 Varieties).
AL1969 - Canadian Club Whiskey Advertisement in New Yorker Magazine, Jauregui Ranch, Placerita Canyon, 2-22-1969.
LW2409 - Martha Mitchell at Dedication of Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 11-10-1971.
RK7701 - Map: Sonny & Cher Bono's Placerita Canyon Property, ca. 1977.
LW2155 - "The Dukes of Hazzard" Television Series in Placerita Canyon (2 Views), 1979-1985.
GT9802 - Woman Rescued from Placerita Creek during El Nino Storm, 2-23-1998.
SG0904 - Oak of the Golden Dream (2 Views), 9-18-2004.
EM1101 - Diner Set Constrution, Disney Golden Oak Ranch Business District Sets. 4 Views, 2011.
RK052312 - Disney's Golden Oak Ranch Sets. Multiple Views, 5-23-2012 ff.
LW2256 - Placerita White Oil Seep. Multiple Views, 6-2-2012.
RK0713 - Neighbor Plugs the Unique Placerita White Oil Seep, 2 Views, 7-5-2013.
LW2502 - Los Angeles Aqueduct in Placerita Canyon, 2 Views, 10-13-2013.
LW2408 - 1971 Nature Study Center Plaque at Placerita Canyon State Park, 8-2013.
PK1301 - Ceremonial Key to the Placerita Canyon Nature Center (from 11-10-1971), 2013.
RK1301 - New Footbridge & Signage at Canyon Trail Oil Seep, Placerita Park, 12-2013.
Gallery - Marine Fossils, Newhall Creek (Placerita Canyon area), 7 Views, Collected 2014.
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