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

Campsite of Edward Kern

 
 
Campsite of Edward Kern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
1. Campsite of Edward Kern Marker
Inscription. Near this spot at the confluence of the north and south forks of the Kern River the Theodore Talbot Party of Captain John C. Fremontís third expedition to the West camped for several weeks during December 1845 and January 1846. The river was named by Fremont in honor of Edward M. Kern, Topographer for the expedition. Kern County was established in 1866 and derived its name from that of the river.
California Registered Historical Landmark No.742

 
Erected 1962 by California State Park Commission, Kern County Historical Society. El Tejon Parlor No.239 Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 742.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 38.975′ N, 118° 27.494′ W. Marker is in Lake Isabella, California, in Kern County. Marker is on California Route 178, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to Old IsabelIa Road Recreation Area, 2 miles north of the town of Lake IsabelIa. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10716 California 178, Lake Isabella CA 93240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this
Campsite of Edward Kern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
2. Campsite of Edward Kern Marker
The small lower plaque located below the marker is the Old Isabella marker – See Nearby Marker.
marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Isabella (here, next to this marker); USS Arizona (approx. 3.2 miles away); Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 4 miles away); Kernville Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Kernville (approx. 5 miles away); Bob Powers (approx. 7Ĺ miles away); Havilah (approx. 9.7 miles away); Stage Robbery! (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Campsite of Edward Kern. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 742 on July 5, 1960.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Theodore Talbot. A very detailed account of the life of James Talbot. (Submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. John C. Fremont. A biography of Captain John C. Fremont. (Submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Kern Valley History. (Submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Walker Pass
Joseph Reddeford Walker was a trapper, explorer, frontier sheriff and Indian fighter. He was the discoverer of Walker Pass is 1834 while returning from a trapping trip to California.

In 1845, he guided the John C. Fremontís third expedition through Walker Pass and what was later named the Kern
Old Isabella Road Recreation Area Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
3. Old Isabella Road Recreation Area Sign
This sign is located near the marker.
River Canyon. The two men parted ways over a bitter disagreement. Fremont refused to go along with Walker to battle with the Mexican troops mobilized to drive the American explorers out of the Salinas Valley in Central California.
    — Submitted December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Campsite of Edward Kern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
4. Campsite of Edward Kern Marker
Edward Kern image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. Edward Kern
This photo of Edward Kern is displayed on The Kern County Begins marker located at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,280 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on December 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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