Near Mettler in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sinks of the Tejon
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 TrailsArvins 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.
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.