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

Willow Springs

California Historical Landmark

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
1. Willow Springs Marker
Inscription. Visited by Padre Garces (1776) while following Old Horse Thief Trace later known as Joe Walker Trail. Fremont stopped here (1844). The famished Jayhawk Party (1850) found water here while struggling from Death Valley to Los Angeles. Still later was station on Los Angeles – Havilah and Inyo Stage Lines. Dedicated April 1, 1951
 
Erected 1951 by Kern County Historical Society and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 130.)
 
Location. 34° 52.721′ N, 118° 17.76′ W. Marker is near Rosamond, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Manly Road north of Truman Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4040 Manly Road, Rosamond CA 93560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Willow Springs (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Why Tehachapi Pass? / Pioneers of the Wind / Hike A Mile or Two - Thousand (approx. 12.5 miles away); Oak Creek Pass (approx. 13.7 miles away); F/A, NASA Tail Number 842 (approx. 14 miles away); Mojave 20-Mule Team Borax Terminus
Willow Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
2. Willow Springs Marker
(approx. 14.1 miles away); Voyager Aircraft / SpaceShipOne Replica (approx. 14.5 miles away); Rotary Rocket Roton ATV (approx. 14.5 miles away); Mojave Air & Spaceport (approx. 14.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Willow Springs: An Oasis in Antelope Valley History. A May 25, 1988 article by Karla Tipton published in the Antelope Valley Press telling the story of Willow Springs. (Submitted on December 11, 2011.) 
 
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Willow Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
3. Willow Springs Marker
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
4. Willow Springs Ranch
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
5. Willow Springs Ranch
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
6. Willow Springs Ranch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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