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

Rand Mining District

 
 
Rand Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. Rand Mining District Marker
Inscription. The Yellow Aster, or Rand Mine, was discovered in April, 1895 by Singleton Burcham and Mooers. The town of Randsburg quickly developed followed by the supply town of Johannesburg in 1896. Both names were adopted from the profusion of minerals resembling those of the Rand Mining District in South Africa. In 1907 Churchill discovered tungsten at Atolia, used in steel alloy during World War I. In June 1919 Willams and Nosser discovered the famous California Rand Silver Mine at Red Mountain.
 
Erected 1964 by Kern County Historical Society, The El Tejon Palor No. 239 N.D.G.W, The Bakersfield Parlor No. 42 N.S.G.W. and the Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 938.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 22.084′ N, 117° 39.325′ W. Marker is in Randsburg, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Butte Avenue and Highland Avenue on Butte Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johannesburg CA 93528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Commerical Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Joint (within
Rand Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. Rand Mining District Marker
The Desert Museum is in the background.
shouting distance of this marker); Randsburg Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); D.T. Jones - Dry Goods (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitehouse Saloon (about 300 feet away); Randsburg, California (about 500 feet away); The Baltic Mine Project (approx. 1.8 miles away); Historic Randsburg (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Randsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Randsburg - California Ghost Town. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Plaque on the Desert Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. Plaque on the Desert Museum
Memorial In recognition of those early pioneers of the Rand District through whose vision and labor this area became one of our nation's great mining centers. Plaque place by Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Museum 1955
White House Saloon - Randsburg image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. White House Saloon - Randsburg
Butte Avenue - Randsburg image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
5. Butte Avenue - Randsburg
Santa Barbara Church - Randsburg image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
6. Santa Barbara Church - Randsburg
Big Butte Gold Mine image. Click for full size.
7. Big Butte Gold Mine
Randsburg, California
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7. submitted on December 23, 2011. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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