Tehachapi in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1906-1914: City of Los Angeles builds and operates plant to make cement for Los Angeles Aqueduct and also constructs town named Aqueduct to house workers and families.
1910: Aqueduct train station and post office are renamed Monolith.
1920: U.S. Potash Co. leases plant from City of Los Angeles.
1921-1989: Monolith Portland Cement Co. is created, buys and operates plant.
1923: Coy Burnett buys out Monolith partners, becomes President and owner.
1941-1945: Cement production used by U.S. Government for WWII War effort.
1955: Coy Burnett donates land to the City of Tehachapi for community projects and parks.
1958: Monolith donates cement and employees volunteer to help build Tehachapi High School Football Field.
1970: Coy Burnett steps down as President and soon after passes away at age 82.
1960-1975: Town of Monolith is vacated and dismantled.
1970s: Plant is modernized and production dramatically increased.
1989: Calaveras Cement Co. purchases plant through parent company CBR Cement Co.
1990-1991: New, modernized production facility built.
1995: Lehigh Cement Co., through parent Heidelberg Cement Group,
2002: Plant renamed Lehigh Southwest Cement Co.
Erected 2008 by Main Street Tehachapi.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Sports • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 35° 7.864′ N, 118° 26.84′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is on East F Street, on the left when traveling east. This is located on the south side of St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 South Green St, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tehachapi Airport and Gliderport (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women's Prison in Tehachapi - 1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); What a Shock! The 1952 Earthquake (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlements in The Tehachapi Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitching Post Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bank of Tehachapi (within shouting distance of this marker); Beekay Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad and the Tehachapi Loop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tehachapi.
More about this marker. Painted by artist Art Mortimer. Assisted by Lyn Bennett Asher with Allyson Gray, Caitlin Johnson, Alicia Shabra.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on February 26, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 18. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.