#0373 Old Salt Lake


#0373 Old Salt Lake

Site information:

SE corner Harbor Dr and Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

This marker locates the site near which the Indians and early California settlers came to obtain their salt, which at many times was more valuable than gold.

Presented by Tierra del Rey Parlor #300 Native Daughters of the Golden West.  March 27, 1955

OHP description:

The Indians of this area obtained salt from this lake. Sometime in the 1850s, Johnson and Allanson erected the necessary works to manufacture salt by artificial as well as solar evaporation. The salt yield for 1879 was 450 tons.

Registered 9/6/1941