Near Ballarat in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
following the discovery of the Radcliff Mine
in Pleasant Canyon
Its namesake was the famous gold city
in Victoria Australia
it was never a very large town
It served Panamint Valley and Death Valley
as a miners supply and recreation center
Ballarat's colorful life ebbed
with the closing of the post office in 1917
Location. 36° 2.825′ N, 117° 13.532′ W. Marker is near Ballarat, California, in Inyo County. Marker can be reached from Ballarat Road west of Wingate Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trona CA 93592, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ballarat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Panamint City (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ballarat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Skidoo Pipeline (approx. 14.8 miles away); Charcoal Kilns (approx. 16.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Death Valley's Ballarat Ghost Town. (Submitted on December 31, 2011.)
2. A Video of Ballarat. This short video tells the story of a couple of Ballarat desert characters. (Submitted on January 1, 2012.)
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