#756:  Sycamore Tree

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On State Hwy 126 (P.M. 16.7) at Hall Rd, 4 mi E of Santa Paula





State Plaque


As of May 2013 the plaque has been removed, though the base is still there.

From the Guidebook:

In 1846 General John C. Frémont passed this sycamore tree on his way to sign a treaty with General Andrés Pico to secure California for annexation to the United States. The tree has served as a resting place, a polling place, a temporary post office, and an outdoor chapel.

©2009 David Schmitt