Trona in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Searles Lake Borax Discovery
Erected 1962 by Death Valley 49ers. Inc., the American Potash & Chemical Corp., and the West End Chemical Division of Stauffer Chemical Corp. (Marker Number 774.)
Location. 35° 45.461′ N, 117° 22.64′ W. Marker is in Trona, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Trona Road and Center Street, on the right when traveling north on Trona Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in the roadside rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Trona CA 93562, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured Austin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); John & Dennis Searles Wagon Routes (approx. 5.3 miles away); Epsom Salts Monorail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Valley Wells (approx. 5.4 miles away); Welcome to the Trona Pinnacles (approx. 9.7 miles away).
More about this marker. California Registered Historical Landmark No. 774
Also see . . . John Wemple Searles. Son of George and Helen Wemple Searles was born at Tribes Hill, Montgomery county, New York. He inherited fortitude and tenacity from ancestors who served with the American army in the Revolutionary war. He came to California to find gold, but found riches and built a legacy of benefits and blessings through the discovery of the glittering borax crystals in the lake bed which now bears his name. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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