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Big Pine in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Westgaard Pass Toll Road

 
 
Westgaard Pass Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 5, 2009
1. Westgaard Pass Toll Road Marker
Inscription.  Camp Independence soldiers needed a road to Waucoba-Deep Springs. In 1873 J. S. "Scott" Broder completed this road and collected tolls until 1900. In 1913 A. L. Westgaard led an American Automobile Assn. tour across here, seeking a new Transcontinental Route, state took over road in 1925.
 
Erected 1983 by Slim Princess Chapter E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 37° 10.398′ N, 118° 17.388′ W. Marker is in Big Pine, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of Three Flags Highway (State Highway 395) and County Route 168, on the right when traveling north on Three Flags Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Pine CA 93513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Pine Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Roosevelt Tree (here, next to this marker); Zurich Station (approx. 1.7 miles away);
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The Old Inyo County Jailhouse (approx. 14.1 miles away); History of "Dangerous Arrest" (approx. 14.3 miles away); Project Sierra Wave (approx. 14.3 miles away); The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural (approx. 14.4 miles away); Slim Princess (approx. 14.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Pine.
 
Westgaard Pass Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 5, 2009
2. Westgaard Pass Toll Road Marker
Big Pine Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 5, 2009
3. Big Pine Veterans Memorial
Located next to the Big Pine Veterans Memorial, The Roosevelt Tree, and Big Pine Recreation Area Kiosk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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