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Independence in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mary Austinís Home

 
 
Mary Austinís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
1. Mary Austinís Home Marker
Inscription. 1868 – 1934
“But if ever you come beyond the borders as far as the town that lies in a hill dimple at the foot of Kearsarge, never leave it until you have knocked on the door of the brown house under the willow-tree at the end of the village street, and there you shall have such news of the land, of its trails and what is astir in them, as one lover of it can give to anotherÖ”
            —The Land of Little Rain

Historical Landmark No. 229
California State Park Commission

 
Erected by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 229.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 36° 48.102′ N, 118° 12.114′ W. Marker is in Independence, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of West Market Street and North Webster Street, on the right when traveling west on West Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence CA 93526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edwards House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
Mary Austinís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 12, 2009
2. Mary Austinís Home Marker
line); Putnamís Stone Cabin (about 700 feet away); Inyo County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engine #18 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Independence (approx. 2.5 miles away); Kearsarge Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sacred Space (approx. 5.7 miles away); Legacy (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Austin - Owens Valley Literary Pioneer. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Literary Encyclopedia: Mary Austin. “Acknowledged during her lifetime as an important American nature-writer in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau, as a leading feminist theorist, and as an expert on Native American cultures, but largely forgotten after her death in 1934, Mary Austin has received renewed interest over the past few decades due to a unique literary blending of feminism, environmental ethics, social critique, and interpretations and adaptations of Native American, Hispanic-American, and Euro-American mythological traditions.” (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
“ The Brown House Under the Willow-Tree ” image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
3. “ The Brown House Under the Willow-Tree ”
 

3. The Land if Little Rain. Online edition of the book by Mary Austin at the Berkeley Digital Library. (Submitted on October 16, 2007.) 
 
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