Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe 4th of July at home!  Here are some photos of a day trip that we took to Placerita Canyon at “Oak of the Golden Dream” in the Santa Clarita Valley in Southern California.  It’s where gold was first discovered in California when it was Mexico’s territory.  Francisco Lopez discovered the gold on March 9, 1842 under an old Oak tree.  It pre-dates the John Marshall discovery at Sutter’s Mill which was in 1848.  






The Tataviam people who had originally lived in the area 





The murals are located in a storm drain that you need to access to see the Oak tree



Stay strong and safe!


Take care Everyone!




12 thoughts on “Happy 4th of July!

  1. MadRose says:

    Hey! That’s a familiar looking place! Glad you are finding places to go and things to enjoy, and that you all got to enjoy it to the end this time, as a family. Nice 4th of July you had. Got back in time for Zoom, too! I had a great 4th also 😉

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    • Yes, it’s one of the few places that we are able to visit during these trying times. Most places are either closed to the public or have too many people there. It was great seeing everyone on Zoom! Hope you enjoyed your day too!


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