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

Kearsarge Station

 
 
Kearsarge Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2013
1. Kearsarge Station Marker
Inscription.  Built originally as a stagecoach depot in 1866, it evolved into a railroad station in 1883 to carry freight and passengers on the Carson & Colorado Railroad line, known locally as the "Slim Princess". It served the Independence community from 1883 until it was closed during the Great Depression on June 29, 1932. The station was torn down in 1955 and the railroad line ceased operation on April 30, 1960.

It was first named Independence, then changed to Citrus and finally Kearsarge Station in 1913. Along side the station depot was a residence for the section boss and a bunkhouse for the workers.
 
Erected 2010 by Slim Princess Chapter No. 395, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 36° 48.409′ N, 118° 7.06′ W. Marker is near Independence, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Citrus Road, on the right when traveling east
Kearsarge Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2013
2. Kearsarge Station Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence CA 93526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Inyo County Courthouse (approx. 4.6 miles away); Putnam’s Stone Cabin (approx. 4.6 miles away); Edwards House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Engine #18 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mary Austin’s Home (approx. 4.7 miles away); Manzanar (approx. 5.7 miles away); A Community's Living Room (approx. 5.7 miles away); Weaving for the War (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carson & Colorado Railway. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. Carson & Colorado Railway: Slim Princess Promotional Video. In the early 1880's, the Carson and Colorado Railroad operated narrow gauge steam-powered Baldwin locomotives in Western Nevada and Eastern California. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Kearsarge Station image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2013
3. Kearsarge Station
Large Ore Hopper image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2013
4. Large Ore Hopper
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 7, 2021