#209:  Site of Bend City

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Mazourka Canyon Rd, 4.6 mi W of Independence





No Plaque


Supposedly, faint remains can be seen on Mazourka Rd at power lines. However, I couldn't find anything and it's a big desert. Photos taken at approximate location.

From the Guidebook:

Bend City, a population center in the middle 1860s, was designated as the seat of Coso County, but the county was never formed. It was here that the first county bridge across Owens River was constructed. The 1872 earthquake changed the course of Owens River, so the site of Bend City was near an empty ravine instead of on a river bank.

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