“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ludlow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Site of Ragtown

The Buckeye Mining District

Site of Ragtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Mersman, November 14, 2020
1. Site of Ragtown Marker
Inscription.  At this location, Ragtown stood as a part of the once-booming "Buckeye Mining District". One mine in the district, the Bagdad-Chase, discovered by John Suter in the 1880s, was to become the largest single source of copper and gold in San Bernardino County. The owner, Benjamin Chase, built the Ludlow and Southern Railroad, just west of here, to carry ore to the Santa Fe Railroad in Ludlow.
Erected 1981 by E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 34° 39.656′ N, 116° 8.876′ W. Marker is near Ludlow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Bagdad Chase Road, 4.7 miles south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ludlow CA 92338, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Shops (approx. 4.4 miles away); Project Carryall (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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