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

Walker Basin

Point of Historical Interest

 
 
Walker Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 18, 2009
1. Walker Basin Marker
Inscription. Walker Basin was on the stagecoach route from Caliente to Keyesville. The Western Confederates were here during and after the Civil War 1861 to 1867. Abia T. Lightner came to the basin in 1858 and took up farming and raising cattle. In 1864, where this monument stands, Daniel Walsher bought the property from Hamp Williams, which was the "First Deed of Record" in the basin. Long before its discovery the beautiful basin was populated by Piute Indians of Great Basin Origin.

Donors
Maury & Gloria Wolfe, Dan Cork, Stephen A Maier, John Guerrero, Annie Kaho, Stella Mae Brooks, Casey Tibbs, Vick & Faye Blackstone, Dick & Rubie Slappert, Slim Pickens, Andy & Camille Jaregui, Sal Salonites,Hap, Ruth & Julie Magee, Hughie Long, Bill Greenough
 
Erected by Cowboy Memorial and Library.
 
Location. 35° 24.048′ N, 118° 28.183′ W. Marker is near Twin Oaks, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Cow Boy Lane (Interstate 58) north of Walker Basin Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40371 Cowboy Lane, Caliente CA 93518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Walker Basin
Walker Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 17, 2009
2. Walker Basin Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners (approx. 4.9 miles away); Rankin Ranch (approx. 4.9 miles away); Piute Ranch Homesite of Elizabeth "Lizzie" McGuirk (approx. 5.5 miles away); First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Stage Robbery! (approx. 8.5 miles away); Havilah (approx. 8.5 miles away); Caliente (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Cowboy Memorial and Library image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 17, 2009
3. Cowboy Memorial and Library
Plaque reads:
Cowboy
Established
June 17, 1980
Dedicated to
The Cowboys
Cowboy Memorial and Library image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 18, 2009
4. Cowboy Memorial and Library
Located on the right on Cowboy Lane, not far from the entrance.
 
 
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