“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Boron, California

Clickable Map of Kern County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Kern County, CA (334) Inyo County, CA (131) Kings County, CA (8) Los Angeles County, CA (1857) San Bernardino County, CA (314) San Luis Obispo County, CA (103) Santa Barbara County, CA (135) Tulare County, CA (84) Ventura County, CA (175)  KernCounty(334) Kern County (334)  InyoCounty(131) Inyo County (131)  KingsCounty(8) Kings County (8)  LosAngelesCounty(1857) Los Angeles County (1857)  SanBernardinoCounty(314) San Bernardino County (314)  SanLuisObispoCounty(103) San Luis Obispo County (103)  SantaBarbaraCounty(135) Santa Barbara County (135)  TulareCounty(84) Tulare County (84)  VenturaCounty(175) Ventura County (175)
Bakersfield is the county seat for Kern County
Boron is in Kern County
      Kern County (334)  
      Inyo County (131)  
      Kings County (8)  
      Los Angeles County (1857)  
      San Bernardino County (314)  
      San Luis Obispo County (103)  
      Santa Barbara County (135)  
      Tulare County (84)  
      Ventura County (175)  
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1 California, Kern County, Boron — Borax
In the 1880s, the famous twenty-mule teams hauled borax from mines in Death Valley to the railroad junction in Mojave. The wagon route passed just north of here. In 1925, a huge deposit of borax ores was discovered near Boron. By the . . . Map (db m155972) HM
2 California, Kern County, Boron — Miner's Cabin
This is one of the original miner's cabins built at the Baker Mine site to house Pacific Coast Borax employees. It was built in 1929, and usually housed one or two unmarried men. It is of wooden frame construction with a wooden floor and a double . . . Map (db m228026) HM
3 California, Kern County, Boron — Twenty Mule Team
This is one of the original twenty mule team wagon sets, used to carry borax out of Death Valley, through 165 miles of desolate mountains and blistering deserts, to the closest railroad spur in Mojave, California. It took 20 days for the 20 Mule . . . Map (db m123897) HM
4 California, San Bernardino County, Boron — Capt. Mel Apt, USAFPilot of the Bell X-2 — In Memory of his Contribution —
First human being to reach and exceed Mach 3 - 2094 mph. Perished near this site on September 27th 1956 while returning to base on the first manned Mach Three mission in history. The Bell X-2, AFSN# 46-674, crashed at this location . . . Map (db m125805) HM
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Feb. 23, 2024