Kelso in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mojave National Preserve
Bureau of Land Management Maintenance Foreman, Mike Trost, skillfully extricated the Jail which was surrounded by trees, fences and woodpiles. From the Mahoney yard, Trost and crew loaded the Jail onto a flatbed and transported it to Kelso.
World War II era Kelso resident, Richard Klepper, remembers around 1944, when the jail first arrived in Kelso, “Before that, the constable used a reefer car for a jail,” Klepper said. “In those days,” he added, “Kelso was loaded with drunks from both the Kaiser (Vulcan) Mine and Union Pacific.” A night spent in the Kelso Jail might encourage sobriety.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 0.75′ N, 115° 39.216′ W. Marker is in Kelso, California, in San Bernardino County Touch for map. The marker is attached to the Kelso Jail and is located on the grounds of the Kelso Depot Visitor Center in the Mojave National Preserve. Marker is in this post office area: Baker CA 92309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kelso Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Pozos de San Juan de Dios (was approx. 10.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Mojave Road (approx. 14 miles away).
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