Buena Vista Refinery
California State Historic Landmark 504
#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.
Nothing remains of this site.
NE corner of hwy 33 (PM 41.1) and LoKern Rd, 10 mi N of McKittrick.
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