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Big Pine in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Westgaard Pass Toll Road

 
 
Westgaard Pass Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 5, 2009
1. Westgaard Pass Toll Road Marker
Inscription. Camp Independence soldiers needed a road to Waucoba-Deep Springs. In 1873 J. S. "Scott" Broder completed this road and collected tolls until 1900. In 1913 A. L. Westgaard led an American Automobile Assn. tour across here, seeking a new Transcontinental Route, state took over road in 1925.
 
Erected 1983 by Slim Princess Chapter E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.398′ N, 118° 17.388′ W. Marker is in Big Pine, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of Three Flags Highway (State Highway 395) and County Route 168, on the right when traveling north on Three Flags Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Pine CA 93513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Roosevelt Tree (here, next to this marker); Big Pine Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Zurich Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); History of "Dangerous Arrest" (approx. 14.3 miles away); The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural (approx.
Westgaard Pass Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 5, 2009
2. Westgaard Pass Toll Road Marker
14.4 miles away); Slim Princess (approx. 14.4 miles away); The Little Kittie Inn (approx. 14.4 miles away); Whiskey Creek History (approx. 14.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Big Pine.
 
Also see . . .  Ancient Bristlecone Byway. Scott Broder built the original toll road in 1853. The road crosses the mountain pass named by the Good Roads Club of Inyo County to honor A.L. Westgaard of the American Automobile Association. Westgaard Pass arbitrarily divides the White Mountains from the Inyo Mountains to the south. (Submitted on April 16, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Big Pine Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 5, 2009
3. Big Pine Veterans Memorial
Located next to the Big Pine Veterans Memorial, The Roosevelt Tree, and Big Pine Recreation Area Kiosk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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