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

Red Mountain

Silver Dollar Saloon

 
 
Red Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, December 3, 2011
1. Red Mountain Marker
Inscription.  One of the richest silver strikes occurred in the community of Red Mountain. The Kelly and Grady claims started a silver boom which brought prosperity to this region in the 1900's. In one 60 day period over $170,000 in silver was mined from a hole less than 75 feet deep.
 
Erected 1978 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 21.29′ N, 117° 37.08′ W. Marker was in Red Mountain, California, in Kern County. Marker was on U.S. 395 just north of Red Moutain Road, on the left when traveling north. The plaque is mounted above the door of the abandoned Silver Dollar Saloon. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 685 US-395, Johannesburg CA 93528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Owl Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kelly Silver Mine
Silver Dollar Saloon and Red Mountain Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, December 3, 2011
2. Silver Dollar Saloon and Red Mountain Markers
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Kelly Silver Mine (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Baltic Mine (approx. 0.8 miles away); Yellow Aster Gold Mine (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rand District Community Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Commerical Hotel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rand Mining District (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Mountain.
 
More about this marker. The Kelly Mine started production in 1919. Other discoveries were made and Osdick, Hampton, In City also known as Out City and Sin City popped up. A post office was established on February 14, 1922 at Osdick. In the fall of 1929 the post office name was changed to Red Mountain and Hampton, Osdick and others lost their identities. A Santa Fe Railroad line was built from Kramer to Red Mountain to bring in the heavy machinery for the miners. Parts of the old railroad berm remain and can be seen from U.S. 395.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Markers are Missing image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
3. Markers are Missing
The saloon is permanently closed.
Silver Dollar Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, December 3, 2011
4. Silver Dollar Saloon
Silver Dollar Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 18, 2017
5. Silver Dollar Saloon
Silver Dollar Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, December 3, 2011
6. Silver Dollar Saloon Marker
A salute to the Red Mountain's dedicated bartenders, keeper of the elephant, good neighbors to the girls, and purveyors of joy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 962 times since then. Last updated on October 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on December 6, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on July 6, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6. submitted on December 6, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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