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Havilah in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Stage Robbery!

 
 
Stage Robbery! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 27, 2010
1. Stage Robbery! Marker
Inscription. The last stage coach robbery in Kern County occurred near here on August 26, 1896. The Kernville stage to Caliente was held-up by a lone gunman on horseback who got $1,700 in coin and gold bullion from the Wells Fargo strong box. He did not molest the passengers, however, although the local citizens searched doggedley, the loot was never recovered nor the bandit ever apprehended, as a result of the stick up, the route was discontinued, thus ending an era.
 
Erected 1999 by The Kutzner Family and The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus Peter Lebec Chapter #1866.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 31.085′ N, 118° 30.99′ W. Marker is in Havilah, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Caliente-Bodfish Road (County Route 483), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located next to the 1866 Havilah Schoolhouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6789 Caliente - Bodfish Road, Caliente CA 93518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Havilah (a few steps from this marker); First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County (approx.
Stage Robbery! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 23, 2006
2. Stage Robbery! Marker
Schoolhouse can be seen behind the marker
mile away); Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 5.7 miles away); USS Arizona (approx. 6.5 miles away); Walker Basin (approx. 8.5 miles away); a different marker also named Walker Basin (approx. 8.6 miles away); Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners (approx. 9.6 miles away); Rankin Ranch (approx. 9.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Havilah.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Havilah. Horse racing along the main street was a popular sport. Holding up the stage was another method of killing time. In fact, holdups became so frequent that the express company nearly went out of business, and finally refused to carry any more bullion. (Submitted on January 21, 2012.) 
 
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Stage Robbery Marker and Havilah School House image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 27, 2010
3. Stage Robbery Marker and Havilah School House
1867 Kern County Court House Museum image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 27, 2010
4. 1867 Kern County Court House Museum
This is only a steps away from the Havilah School and Marker
Mining Pump image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 27, 2010
5. Mining Pump
Watch for free roaming cattle. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 27, 2010
6. Watch for free roaming cattle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   3, 4, 5, 6. 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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