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Near Tehachapi in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Oak Creek Pass

California Historical Landmark

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
1. Oak Creek Pass Marker
Inscription. Father Francisco Garces used the Oak Creek Pass in 1776 to return to the Mojave after exploring the San Joaquin Valley, as did Fremont in 1844-45. Until the building of the railroad through the Tehachapi Pass in 1876, Oak Creek Pass was the only route used through the Tehachapi Mountains.
 
Erected 1937 by Bakersfield Parlor No. 42 N.S.G.W., Bakersfield Parlor No. 239 N.D.G.W., Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 97.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 3.667′ N, 118° 23.32′ W. Marker is near Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located at the Willow Creek Pass summit. Marker is in this post office area: Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Why Tehachapi Pass? / Pioneers of the Wind / Hike A Mile or Two - Thousand (approx. 1.9 miles away); Avelino Martinez (approx. 5.2 miles away); T-Hacha-P Brand Mural (approx. 5.8 miles away);
Oak Creek Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
2. Oak Creek Pass Marker
First Methodist & Episcopal Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); August Weferling House (approx. 5.8 miles away); McFarland House & Late 1880s House (approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing); The Tehachapi Museum (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Tehachapi Museum (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tehachapi.
 
Categories. ExplorationRoads & Vehicles
 
Oak Creek Pass image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
3. Oak Creek Pass
 
 
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