#1054 Tomo-Kahni


#1054 Tomo-Kahni

Site information:

Entrance on Basalt Rd, N of Tehachapi

Site is gated and only accessible with a guide.  Tours available.

35.153236, -118.338120

Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:


In the Kawaiisu language, Tomo-Kahni means winter village. The site's location between the coast and desert allowed the site occupants to hold and important place for trade between these areas and the southern central valley. The sacred rock art found throughout the site contains stylistic elements from the great basin and central valley culture areas. The site has been an area of extensive occupation and contains important information for better understanding Kawaiisu community and village life locally as well as statewide.

Registered August 1, 2014. Plaque placed by the Native Sons of the Golden West, the California State Parks Foundation, and California State Parks. Dedicated 2014, the 150th anniversary of California State Parks.

Registered 8/28/2014