Buena Vista Refinery

California State Historic Landmark 504

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#504 Buena Vista Refinery
Eight miles due west of this marker stood one of California's first commercial oil refineries. Between August, 1864 and April, 1867 approximately 4,000 gallons of illuminating oil produced there was shipped to San Francisco by the Buena Vista Petroleum Company. Refining operations terminated due to excessive transportation rates.

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NE corner of hwy 33 (PM 41.1) and LoKern Rd, 10 mi N of McKittrick.

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