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

Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners

 
 
Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lester J Letson, September 24, 2013
1. Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners Marker
Just left of the Rankin Ranch marker
Inscription.  
Left Plaque:
Dedicated to
Little Lucy
and the Lightners

Clyde (Bob) Robinson, Charman • Bob Robinson, Vice Chairman • Ron Wermuth, Secretary • Barbara Allen, Treasurer • June Price Boner, Public Relations • Norie Ellerman, Tribual Operations • Josephine Stone, Tribual Operations • Lucy Arvidson, Deceased • Phyllis Hix, Attorney.

Right Plaque:
In memory of Lucy, a Native American raised by the family of Livinia Lightner Rankin, married Francisco Robles about 1874.
 
Erected 1987 by Kern Valley Indian Community.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 35° 23.015′ N, 118° 33.288′ W. Marker is in Walker Basin, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Caliente-Bodfish Road (County Road 483) and Walker Basin Road, on the left when traveling south on Caliente-Bodfish Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5723 County Road 483, Caliente CA 93518, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rankin Ranch (here, next to this marker); Walker Basin (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Walker Basin (approx. 4.9 miles away); Caliente (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bealville (approx. 8.7 miles away); First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Havilah (approx. 9.3 miles away); Stage Robbery! (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Little Lucy Marker Next to Rankin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lester J Letson, September 24, 2013
2. Little Lucy Marker Next to Rankin Marker
A view of the Rankin Ranch beyond the two markers.
Lavinia Lightner Rankin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kern Valley Museum
3. Lavinia Lightner Rankin
The Lightner family took in Lucy and raised her in Walker Valley. Lavinia Lightner married Walker Rankin and together the 2 families ranched a large part of Walker Basin. Livina Lightner Rankin born 1847 located with her family in Walker Basin in 1858 and lived there for the next 90 years reaching the age of 100.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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