California Historical Landmarks in Kern County
California Historical Landmark 504
Buena Vista Refinery
State Route 33 and Lokern Road
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.
May 23, 1954
Marker Placed By
Kern County Historical Society
Miocene Parlor No. 228 N.D.G.W.
The Petroleum Production Pioneers
Kern County Museum
State Registered Landmark No. 504