#540:  Sinks of the Tejon, Also Known as Alamo, Station of the Butterfield Overland Mail Lines

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SW corner of intersection of David and Wheeler Ridge Rds, 6.0 mi NE of Mettler





State Plaque



From the plaque:

Six miles east of this point was the site of the Butterfield Stage Line station Sinks of Tejon. Operating through present Kern County during 1858-61, this famous line ran from St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco until the outbreak of the Civil War.

Marker placed by California State Park Commission in cooperation with Kern County Historical Society El Tejon Parlor No. 239, Native Daughers of the Golden West, and Kern County Museum. Dedicated May 13, 1956.

©2009 David Schmitt