|Carmel Valley Live Oak|
During the mission era a coast live oak, El Encino de Descanso, or "The Resting Oak", offered shade for Indians passing down Carmel Valley. It was also called La encina de las cruces, or "Oak of the Crosses" due to the reputed 200 or more crosses carved into the tree. A memorial was located on Carmel Valley Road near Via Mallorca.
From: Carmel Valley by Elizabeth Barratt (Author), 2010