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

Buttonwillow Tree

California Historical Landmark

 
 
Buttonwillow Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
1. Buttonwillow Tree Marker
Inscription. A lone tree landmark on an old trans-valley trail. It was an ancient Yokuts Indian meeting place, later a location for white stock rodeos. Miller and Lux established their headquarters and store here about 1885. The town of Buttonwillow takes its name from this old tree and rodeo grounds.
 
Erected 1952 by Kern County Historical Society and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 492.)
 
Location. 35° 24.412′ N, 119° 28.453′ W. Marker is near Buttonwillow, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Buttonwillow Drive half a mile north of California Highway 58, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 597 Buttonwillow Road, Buttonwillow CA 93206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buena Vista Refinery (approx. 10.8 miles away); McKittrick Brea Pit (approx. 11.5 miles away); The Green Hotel (approx. 13 miles away); Shafter Cotton Research Station (approx. 14.1 miles away); Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
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Buttonwillow Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
2. Buttonwillow Tree and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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