Near Trona in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 2001 by Death Valley 49ers, Inc. and Slim Princess Chapter No. 395 and Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 107.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists.
Location. 36° 1.991′ N, 117° 16.907′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trona CA 93592, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ballarat (here, next to this marker); Panamint City (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Ballarat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Valley Wells (approx. 14.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Within one week after this marker was originally placed by the Death Valley '49ers, it was stolen. A second marker was later placed and it was also removed. Finally someone placed a very large sheet of metal with the words cut into it using a cutting torch. Now a bronze plaque has again been placed with the cooperation of the Slim Princess and Billy Holcomb Chapters and is expected to remain. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Regarding Ballarat. Ballarat started as a watering stop and mail was left here for the miners who worked nearby.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Also see . . .
1. Ballarat. Visit the ghost town Ballarat in a photographic tour. Ballarat was a mining town in the desolate Panamint Valley. (Submitted on December 31, 2011.)
2. The Ghost Town of Ballarat. (Submitted on December 31, 2011.)
From the National Park Service Website – Death Valley Ghost Towns
— Submitted December 31, 2011.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2011. This page has been viewed 594 times since then. Last updated on November 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.