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

Sinks of the Tejon

 
 
Sinks Of The Tejon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, December 18, 2011
1. Sinks Of The Tejon
Inscription.  Six miles east of this point was the site of the Butterfield Stage Line station Sinks of Tejón. Operating through present Kern County during 1858-61, this famous line ran from St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco until the outbreak of the Civil War.
 
Erected 1956 by Kern County Historical Society El Tejon Parlor No. 239, Native Daughers of the Golden West, and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 540.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 35° 5.57′ N, 118° 54.903′ W. Marker is near Mettler, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of David Road and North Wheeler Ridge Road, on the right when traveling east on David Road. Marker is located on the southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4941 David Road, Arvin CA 93203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fages-Zalvidea Trails
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Photographed By Denise Boose, December 18, 2011
2. Sinks of the Tejon Marker
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(approx. 8.9 miles away); Arvins Veterans (approx. 9.4 miles away); Francisco Garces O.F.M (approx. 9.6 miles away); Rose Station (approx. 10½ miles away); Sebastian Indian Reservation (approx. 10½ miles away); Kern River Slough (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Sinks of the Tejon. The station was called the Sinks of the Tejon because that's where, during the dry season, the water of Tejon Creek sinks into the ground as it flows toward Kern Lake.
 
Sinks of the Tejon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, December 18, 2011
3. Sinks of the Tejon Marker
This is the marker located next to the school yard fence at the intersection of David and N. Wheeler Ridge Road
Sinks of the Tejon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, December 18, 2011
4. Sinks of the Tejon Marker
This was the Meridian Elementary School, but it is now Turning Point Mother Infant Drug Treatment Center. The marker is right near the chain link fence just down from this building.
Sinks of the Tejon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, January 28, 2020
5. Sinks of the Tejon
Six miles east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   5. submitted on January 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022