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Desert Center in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Eagle Mountain Iron

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, January 13, 2011
1. Eagle Mountain Iron Marker
Inscription. The Iron Chief, Black Eagle and other mines produced gold at Eagle Mountain between 1881 and 1900 from ores containing as much as 54 per cent iron. L.S. Barnes secured options and sold the mines to Southern Pacific Railroad in 1909. Kaiser Steel Company bought them in 1944, built a feeder railroad and began shipping Eagle Mountain iron ore to its Fontana Plant in 1948.
 
Erected by County of Riverside. (Marker Number 41.)
 
Location. 33° 42.775′ N, 115° 24.145′ W. Marker is in Desert Center, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from Ragsdale Road west of Desert Center Rice Road (County Route 177), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29580 Ragsdale Road, Desert Center CA 92239, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 36th Evacuation Hospital (SM) (approx. 2.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Corn Springs (approx. 7.6 miles away); Gus Lederer 1868-1932 (approx. 7.6 miles away); Coxcomb Divisional Camp (approx. 16.2 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Eagle Mountain Iron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 13, 2011
2. Eagle Mountain Iron Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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