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

Garlock

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
1. Garlock Marker
Inscription. In 1896 Eugene Garlock constructed a stamp mill near this spot for the crushing of gold ore from the Yellow Aster Mine on Rand Mountain. Known originally as Cow Wells, by prospectors and freighters during the 1880ís and early 1890ís, the town of Garlock continued to thrive until water piped from here to Randsburg in 1898 and the Kramer-Randsburg rail line was completed in the same year.
 
Erected 1960 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 671.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 24.145′ N, 117° 47.427′ W. Marker is near Randsburg, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Garlock Road. Touch for map. This marker is approximately 1 mile north of the intersection of the Garlock and Red Rock Randsburg Roads. Marker is in this post office area: Randsburg CA 93554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Henry "Burro" Schmidt (approx. 4.8 miles away); Randsburg, California (approx. 7.9 miles away);
Garlock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
2. Garlock Marker
Whitehouse Saloon (approx. 7.9 miles away); D.T. Jones - Dry Goods (approx. 7.9 miles away); Randsburg Drug Store (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Joint (approx. 7.9 miles away); Rand Mining District (approx. 8 miles away); The Commerical Hotel (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Randsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Garlock Post Office Building. Photo of the Post Office building along with a detailed history. There are also links to other building ruins from the town of Garlock. (Submitted on September 19, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Garlock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. Garlock Marker
Garlock Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. Garlock Ruins
Garlock Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
5. Garlock Ruins
Garlock Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
6. Garlock Ruins
Garlock Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
7. Garlock Ruins
Garlock Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
8. Garlock Ruins
Garlock Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
9. Garlock Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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