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

Arrastra at Railroad Park

 
 
Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
1. Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker
Inscription. The arrastra was a very primitive way of milling or crushing gold ore, using a mule walking in a circle and “drag” stones, a method brought to the New World by the Spaniards. The Tehachapi Heritage League moved the arrastra to this location stone by stone. This arrastra was in danger of being eroded and destroyed by runoff water at its original site at Water Canyon Creek
 
Erected by Techachapi Heritage League. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Location. 35° 7.921′ N, 118° 26.727′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Tehachapi Boulevard. Touch for map. This marker is located in Railroad Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Muro House (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Richfield Service Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1915 Street Dance Mural (about 300 feet away); Tehachapi Pass (about 400 feet away); Site of the Kessing Building (about 600 feet away); The Legend of Avelino Martinez
Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
2. Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker
(about 600 feet away); Beekay Theatre (about 600 feet away); Monolith (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tehachapi.
 
Also see . . .
1. Arrastra - Wikipedia. An Arrastra (or Arastra) is a primitive mill for grinding and pulverizing (typically) gold or silver ore. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. The Tehachapi Museum. (Submitted on December 11, 2011.)
 
Additional keywords. mining,
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Arrastra at Railroad Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
3. The Arrastra at Railroad Park
Venturi’s Arrastra image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
4. Venturi’s Arrastra
Circa 1880's Gold bearing quartz was crushed by using a mule to pull the drag stone around in this gravel pit. The arrastra was moved with permission of owner Bud Lutce, from the original site in Water Canyon and restored by the Tehachapi Heritage League in 1986.
Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 11, 2014
5. Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker
Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 11, 2014
6. Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker
Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 11, 2014
7. Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker
Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 11, 2014
8. Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker
Eagle Scout project by G. Sebra, Troop 278
Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 11, 2014
9. Arrastra at Railroad Park Marker
 
 
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 422 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 12, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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