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Ballarat in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ballarat

 
 
Ballarat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 3, 2009
1. Ballarat Marker
Inscription.  Ballarat was born in eighteen ninety seven following the discovery of the Radcliff Mine in Pleasant Canyon. Its namesake was the famous gold city in Victoria Australia. It was never a very large town. It served Panamint Valley and Death Valley as a miners supply and recreation center. Ballarat's colorful life ebbed with the closing of the post office in 1917.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 2.825′ N, 117° 13.532′ W. Marker is in Ballarat, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Ballarat Road 3.6 miles east of Trona Wildrose Road, on the left when traveling east. 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 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ballarat (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ballarat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Panamint City (approx. 3.3 miles away); Skidoo Pipeline
Ballarat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 3, 2009
2. Ballarat Marker
(approx. 14.8 miles away); Wildrose Charcoal Kilns (approx. 16.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Valley's Ballarat Ghost Town. (Submitted on December 31, 2011.)
2. A Video of Ballarat. This short video tells the story of a couple of Ballarat desert characters. (Submitted on January 1, 2012.) 
 
Ballarat and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
3. Ballarat and Marker
Ballarat image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 3, 2009
4. Ballarat
Sign near Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
5. Sign near Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2011. This page has been viewed 450 times since then. Last updated on November 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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