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

Darwin

 
 
Darwin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, March 29, 2022
1. Darwin Marker
Inscription.  The town was named after Dr. E. Darwin French who explored the area in 1860 giving his name to the falls, canyon, and wash. First recorded mine, the Promontorio, was discovered by Rafael Cuervo October 1876. Darwin was the center of activity of the New Coso Mining District. By 1877 three furnaces were in operation. The greatest producing mines were the Christmas Gift, Defiance, and Lucky Jim. Recorded production of the disrict between 1875 and 1951 was 5,914 oz. gold; 7,630,492 oz. silver; 117,566,900 lbs. lead; 52,124,942 lbs. zinc; 1,489,396 lbs. copper.

Dedicated 10 October 1981
 
Erected by New Coso Heritage Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 36° 19.091′ N, 117° 40.276′ W. Marker is near Lone Pine, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of Darwin Road and California Route 190, on the right when traveling west on Darwin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Pine CA 93545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17
Darwin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, November 10, 2013
2. Darwin Marker
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miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joshua Tree (approx. 4.2 miles away); Star Wars Canyon (approx. 7.1 miles away); Padre Crowley Point (approx. 7.1 miles away); Highway History (approx. 11½ miles away); Cerro Gordo (approx. 15.9 miles away); Keeler (approx. 16.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ghost Town Trail. A YouTube driving tour complete with photos of the town. (Submitted on July 20, 2018.) 
 
Darwin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, November 10, 2013
3. Darwin Marker
Darwin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, March 29, 2022
4. Darwin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on March 30, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022