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

Rand District Community Cemetery

 
 
Rand District Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
1. Rand District Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Established December 1896 with the burial of William Davis, who was shot and killed in a gambling dispute in Randsburg.

The Cemetery is the final resting place of many pioneers of the District whose headstones and the location of their graves have been lost to the ravages of time.

The names of some of those Pioneers are recorded on this monument.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 35° 22.068′ N, 117° 38.403′ W. Marker is in Johannesburg, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Wells Avenue and Ophir Street, on the left when traveling west on Mountain Wells Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johannesburg CA 93528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Commerical Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rand Mining District (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Joint (approx. 0.9 miles away); Randsburg Drug Store (approx. 0.9 miles away); Whitehouse Saloon
Rand District Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
2. Rand District Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); D.T. Jones - Dry Goods (approx. 0.9 miles away); Randsburg, California (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Baltic Mine (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Burro Schmidt Tunnel.
 
Rand District Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
3. Rand District Cemetery
Jonie Seger and Burro Schmidt Gravesites image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
4. Jonie Seger and Burro Schmidt Gravesites
Jonie Seger image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
5. Jonie Seger
Owner - Protector of Burro Schmidt Tunnel.
Burro Schmidt image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
6. Burro Schmidt
Shady Myrick image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
7. Shady Myrick
Godfather of American rockhounds.
Ore Car Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
8. Ore Car Tombstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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