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

Indian Wells

 
 
Indian Wells Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, March 29, 2022
1. Indian Wells Marker
Inscription.  Indian water hole on Joseph R. Walker trail of 1834 where Manly-Jayhawker parties of 1849 found their first water after five days of travel from Argus Range. During 1860's was site of stage and freight station from Los Angeles to Coso and Cerro Gordo mines.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission in cooperation with Kern County Historical Sociery. (Marker Number 457.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 35° 40.072′ N, 117° 52.341′ W. Marker is in Inyokern, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Aerospace Highway (State Highway 14 at milepost 62.6), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at Indian Wells Lodge, 4.9 miles North of Freeman Junction (Highways 14 and 178) on Highway 14. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2565 Aerospace Highway, Inyokern CA 93527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Siding 16"
Indian Wells Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, March 29, 2022
2. Indian Wells Marker
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); Walker's Pass (approx. 8.7 miles away); Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. California Historical Landmark No. 457
 
Indian Wells Lodge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, December 4, 2011
3. Indian Wells Lodge
Indian Wells Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, March 29, 2022
4. Indian Wells Marker
Sign at Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, March 29, 2022
5. Sign at Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on December 7, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022