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

Walker Basin

Point of Historical Interest

 
 
Walker Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, April 18, 2009
1. Walker Basin Marker
Inscription.  Originally called "The Park" due to its characteristics, the area, according to the present day historical experts, was named Walker's Basin, sometime in the 1860's after George Walker, its first settler. Early history books indicate, however, that the area was named after Joseph Reddefford Walker, early explorer and trapper, who came into present day Kern County in 1834 as part of the Bonneville Expedition into the Rocky Mountains.
Donors
Charles Warren Gillingham, Daniel C. Cork, Michael Haider, Lawerence E Snow, Jack & Evelyn Gilbraith, John & Cecile Goodman, Albert L Salyer, Jim & Sharon Manson, Fred & Ruby Doods, Arthur Tognini, Wanda Walser Thompson, Walter M Geisen, Richard C House, Bob J Everly, Paul & Gini de Fonville (Marker Number KER - 008.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 35° 24.007′ N, 118° 28.182′ W. Marker is in Twin Oaks, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Walker Basin Road and Cowboy Lane, on the right when
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traveling west on Walker Basin Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40371 Cowboy Lane, Caliente CA 93518, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Walker Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Rankin Ranch (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners (approx. 4.9 miles away); Piute Ranch Homesite of Elizabeth "Lizzie" McGuirk (approx. 5˝ miles away); First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County (approx. 8.4 miles away); Havilah (approx. 8.4 miles away); Stage Robbery! (approx. 8.6 miles away); Historic Havilah (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Walker Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, April 17, 2036
2. Walker Basin Marker
This marker is at the entrance of the Cowboy Memorial and Libaray.
Cowboy Memorial and Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, April 18, 2009
3. Cowboy Memorial and Library
Inside on of the trailers in the Cowboy Memorial and Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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