Tehachapi in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1906-1914: City of Los Angeles builds and operates plant to make cement for Los Angeles Aqueduct and also constructs town named Aqueduct to house workers and families.
1910: Aqueduct train station and post office are renamed Monolith.
1920: U.S. Potash Co. leases plant from City of Los Angeles.
1921-1989: Monolith Portland Cement Co. is created, buys and operates plant.
1923: Coy Burnett buys out Monolith partners, becomes President and owner.
1941-1945: Cement production used by U.S. Government for WWII War effort.
1955: Coy Burnett donates land to the City of Tehachapi for community projects and parks.
1958: Monolith donates cement and employees volunteer to help build Tehachapi High School Football Field.
1970: Coy Burnett steps down as President and soon after passes away at age 82.
1960-1975: Town of Monolith is vacated and dismantled.
1970ís: Plant is modernized and production dramatically increased.
1989: Calaveras Cement Co. purchases plant through parent company CBR Cement Co.
1990-1991: New, modernized production facility built.
1995: Lehigh Cement Co., through parent Heidelberg Cement Group, purchases Calaveras Cement Co. and operates plant.
2002: Plant renamed Lehigh Southwest Cement Co.
Erected 2008 by Main Street Tehachapi
Location. 35° 7.864′ N, 118° 26.84′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is on East F Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This is located on the south side of St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 South Green St, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hitching Post Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bank of Tehachapi (within shouting distance of this marker); Beekay Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); People of the Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker); The Legend of Avelino Martinez (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Kessing Building (about 300 feet away); Former Post Office (about 400 feet away); 1915 Street Dance Mural (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tehachapi.
More about this marker. Painted by artist Art Mortimer. Assisted by Lyn Bennett Asher with Allyson Gray, Caitlin Johnson, Alicia Shabra.
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