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Keeler in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Keeler

End of the Line

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, November 10, 2013
1. Keeler Marker
Inscription. From Mound House, Nevada, narrow gauge rails of the Carson & Colorado Railroad reached this site in 1883. Cerro Gordo and other mines faltered, the rail line fell on hard times, so plans to extend the line to Mojave were abandoned, leaving Keeler as "End of the Line".
 
Erected 1973 by Slim Princess Chapter No. 395, E Clampus Vitus, Inyo County Board of Supervisors.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 29.308′ N, 117° 52.401′ W. Marker is in Keeler, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Malone Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 Malone Street, Keeler CA 93530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cerro Gordo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program (approx. 1.5 miles away); Owens Lake Silver-Lead Furnace (approx. 3 miles away); Dolomite Mine (approx. 4.9 miles away); "Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns" (approx. 9.9 miles away); Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery
Keeler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 10, 2013
2. Keeler Marker
(approx. 12.4 miles away); Joshua Tree (approx. 13 miles away); Lone Pine Film Museum (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keeler.
 
Also see . . .  Carson & Colorado Railway: Slim Princess Promotional. In the early 1880's, the Carson and Colorado Railroad operated narrow gauge steam-powered Baldwin locomotives in Western Nevada and Eastern California. The Carson and Colorado line was absorbed into the Southern Pacific system in 1900. This narrow gauge branch line remained exclusively steam powered until 1955. SP Narrow Gauge Engine #18, a 1911 Baldwin 4-6-0, has been on static display in Independence since her 1955 retirement date. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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Keeler image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 10, 2013
3. Keeler
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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