Baker in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Francis Marion “Borax” Smith
Erected 1980 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 22.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 35° 5.417′ N, 116° 7.699′ W. Marker is in Baker, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Rasor Road and unknown dirt road, on the right when traveling east on Rasor Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of a group of 30' tall trees. The roads here have some heavy sand in a few places, so a 4-wheel drive may be necessary. Marker is in this post office area: Baker CA 92309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Desert Studies Center (approx. 3.9 miles away); Soda Springs - Zzyzx Mineral Springs (approx. 3.9 miles away); A Traveler's Rest (approx. 3.9 miles away); A Lost Lake (approx. 3.9 miles away); Marl Springs / Seventeenmile Point (approx. 13.7 miles away).
Regarding Francis Marion "Borax" Smith.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Also see . . . Francis Marion "Borax" Smith (1846 - 1931) - Find A Grave Memorial. Western Businessman. Born in Richmond, Wisconsin, at the age of 21 he went west to seek wealth and became known as the "Borax King". (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 561 times since then. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3. submitted on December 22, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 4. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 5. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.