#98:  Keysville

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Black Gulch Rd, at end of Keysville Rd, 2.0 mi S of State Hwy 155 (P.M. 70.0)





Private Plaque



From the plaque:

From 1853 until 1870, Keysville was a center of both placer and quartz gold mining. On the knoll just below the townsite may still be seen the outlines of an earthworks fort, built to meet a possible Indian attack in 1863. The original Keyes mine is still active.

Dedicated April 25, 1937. Bakersfield Parlor No 42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No 239 N.D.G.W., Kern County Chamber of Commerce. Department of Natural Resources.

©2009 David Schmitt