“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ogilby in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


Obregon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
1. Obregon Marker
Inscription. The historic gold mining community of Obregon lies near here in the Cargo Muchacho Mountains. As a frontier town, Obregon marks the location of several attempts to extract ore during the 1890s through the 1930s. Several different milling technologies were used during Obregon's existence. These included a 20 stamp mill, Cornish Rolls, and a Hardinge Mill, all successively employed prior to 1913. Finally, a floatation plant tried to extract gold from the meager ore in 1936 before all mining ceases in 1939. Today, modern heap leach and conventional milling operations continue the quest for gold.

In early 1989, American Girl Mining Joint Venture received the necessary governmental approvals to resume open pit and underground mining operations in American Girl Canyon. Prior to startup of these operations the remains of the original Obregon townsite were thoroughly documented, and 5 graves circa 1892 were relocated to the Holtville Cemetery.

Erected 1990 by American Girl Mining Joint Venture in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and the Imperial County Historical Society.
Location. 32° 49.152′ N, 114° 50.257′ W. Marker is in Ogilby, California, in Imperial County. Marker is on Blythe Ogilby Road (County Highway S34), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winterhaven CA 92283, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tumco (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of Camp Pilot Knob (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Plank Road (approx. 9 miles away); Hernando De Alarcon Expedition - 1540 (approx. 9 miles away); a different marker also named Plank Road (approx. 9 miles away); Mormon Battalion Crossing / Colorado River Crossing (approx. 10 miles away in Arizona); U.S. Army of the West — Mormon Battalion (approx. 12.7 miles away in Arizona); Immaculate Conception Parish (approx. 13 miles away in Arizona).
Categories. Natural Resources
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 83 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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