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#457:  Indian Wells

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Location:

Indian Wells Lodge, 4.9 mi N of Freeman Jct (Hwys 14 and 178) on Hwy 14 (P.M. 62.6)

35.667858,-117.872329

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

After five days' travel from the Argus Range, the Manly-Jayhawker parties of 1849 found their first water at this Indian waterhole on the Joseph R. Walker Trail of 1843. During the 1860s, this was the site of a stage and freight station for traffic between Los Angeles and the Coso and Cerro Gordo Mines.


From the plaque:

Indian water hole on Joseph R. Walker trail of 1834 where Manly-Jayhawker parties of 1849 found their first water after five days of travel from Argus Range. During 1860's was site of stage and freight station from Los Angeles to Coso and Cerro Gordo mines.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission in cooperation with Kern County Historical Sociery. Dedicated July 9, 1950.


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