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

Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners

 
 
Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 24, 2013
1. Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners Marker
Just left of the Rankin Ranch marker
Inscription.
Left Plaque:
Dedicated to
Little Lucy
and the Lightners

Clyde (Bob) Robinson, Charman Bob Robinson, Vice Chairman Ron Wermuth, Secretary Barbara Allen, Treasurer June Price Boner, Public Relations Norie Ellerman, Tribual Operations Josephine Stone, Tribual Operations Lucy Arvidson, Deceased Phyllis Hix, Attorney.

Right Plaque:
In memory of Lucy, a Native American raised by the family of Livinia Lightner Rankin, married Francisco Robles about 1874.
 
Erected 1987 by Kern Valley Indian Community.
 
Location. 35° 23.015′ N, 118° 33.288′ W. Marker is in Walker Basin, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Caliente-Bodfish Road (County Road 483) and Walker Basin Road, on the left when traveling south on Caliente-Bodfish Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5723 County Road 483, Caliente CA 93518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rankin Ranch (here, next to this marker); Walker Basin (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Walker Basin
Little Lucy Marker Next to Rankin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 24, 2013
2. Little Lucy Marker Next to Rankin Marker
A view of the Rankin Ranch beyond the two markers.
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Caliente (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bealeville (approx. 8.7 miles away); First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Stage Robbery! (approx. 9.6 miles away); Havilah (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Lavinia Lightner Rankin image. Click for full size.
By Kern Valley Museum
3. Lavinia Lightner Rankin
The Lightner family took in Lucy and raised her in Walker Valley. Lavinia Lightner married Walker Rankin and together the 2 families ranched a large part of Walker Basin. Livina Lightner Rankin born 1847 located with her family in Walker Basin in 1858 and lived there for the next 90 years reaching the age of 100.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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