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

Tomo-Kahni

 
 
Tomo-Kahni Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peggy Ronning, June 19, 2015
1. Tomo-Kahni Marker
Inscription.  In the Kawaiisu language, tomo-kahni means winter village. The site's location between the coast and desert allowed the site occupants to hold an important place for trade between these areas and the southern Central Valley. The sacred rock art found throughout the site contains stylistic elements from the Great Basin and Central Valley culture areas. The site has been an area of extensive occupation and contains important information for better understanding Kawaiisu community and village life locally as well as statewide.
 
Erected 2015 by Native Sons of the Golden West Historical Preservation Foundation and California State Parks. (Marker Number 1054.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 35° 9.05′ N, 118° 20.38′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County
Tomo-Kahni Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peggy Ronning, June 19, 2015
2. Tomo-Kahni Marker
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. Marker can be reached from Basalt Road, one mile south of Tranquility Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Avelino Martinez (approx. 4.4 miles away); Mountain Valley Airport (approx. 5.8 miles away); T-Hacha-P Brand Mural (approx. 6 miles away); Former Richfield Service Station (approx. 6.1 miles away); Arrastra at Railroad Park (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Muro House (approx. 6.1 miles away); 1915 Street Dance Mural (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tehachapi Pass (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tehachapi.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been placed in Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park, in the Tehachapi Mountains, desert country north of the town of Tehachapi.
"Tomo Kahni State Historic Park is located at the end of a small dirt road that is not accessible in bad weather, and the park is only open to visitors who are part of a guided tour."
Peggy Ronning
Museum Curator
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park
 
Also see . . .  Tomo - Kahni State Historic Park. California State Park's information on this state park. (Submitted on March 6, 2016.) 
 
Sylvia Alvarado with some of the rock art image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Castillo, October 18, 2014
3. Sylvia Alvarado with some of the rock art
Unveiling image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sylvia Alvarado, October 18, 2014
4. Unveiling
On hand for the unveiling of the plaque were representatives of California State Parks, the Antelope Valley Indian Museum and the Native Sons of the Golden West Historical Preservation Foundation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.   4. submitted on March 14, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022