Mojave in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Golden Queen Mine Cart
That discovery by W.W.Bowers was followed by many others in the region, including the Yellow Dog Mine in 1925 and the Silver Queen (Golden Queen) on Soledad Mountain in 1934.
Other mines followed, and in 2010 gold mining began again on Soledad Mountain by the Golden Queen Mining Company, Ltd.
Mojave also played an important role in borax mining when it became the terminal for the fabled 20 Mule Team Borax Wagons from Searles Lake and Death Valley in the late 1800s.
This display was donated to the East Kern Airport District and the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation by the Golden Queen Mining Company, Ltd.
Erected 2010 by East Kern Airport District and the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation by the Golden Queen Mining Company, Ltd.
Location. 35° 3.365′ N, 118° 9.492′ W. Marker is in Mojave, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Flightline Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Legacy Park that is across from the Mojave Control Tower. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1434 Flightline Street, Mojave CA 93501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Mojave Air & Spaceport (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Marine Corps Air Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyager Aircraft / SpaceShipOne Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Rotary Rocket Roton ATV (within shouting distance of this marker); Mojave 20-Mule Team Borax Terminus (approx. one mile away); Why Tehachapi Pass? / Pioneers of the Wind / Hike A Mile or Two - Thousand (approx. 11.3 miles away); Tomo-Kahni (approx. 12.2 miles away); Willow Springs (approx. 14½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mojave.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 567 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.