“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 Gorman, California

Clickable Map of Los Angeles 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> Los Angeles County, CA (2013) Kern County, CA (339) Orange County, CA (460) San Bernardino County, CA (341) Ventura County, CA (184)  LosAngelesCounty(2013) Los Angeles County (2013)  KernCounty(339) Kern County (339)  OrangeCounty(460) Orange County (460)  SanBernardinoCounty(341) San Bernardino County (341)  VenturaCounty(184) Ventura County (184)
Los Angeles is the county seat for Los Angeles County
Gorman is in Los Angeles County
      Los Angeles County (2013)  
      Kern County (339)  
      Orange County (460)  
      San Bernardino County (341)  
      Ventura County (184)  
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1 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — Castaic PowerplantBuilt 1969
Located about 10 miles south of here between Lake Pyramid and Castaic Lake lies the Castaic Powerplant. This facility, unlike others along the West Branch, is a pumping-generating plant owned and operated by Los Angeles Department of Water and . . . Map (db m196318) HM
2 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — Kelly’s Halfway Inn Reported unreadable
Congratulations!!! At this stop you were halfway to wherever you were going. Bakersfield is 64 miles to the north and Los Angeles is 62 miles to the south. Weary travelers and truckers took advantage of the garage service and restaurant . . . Map (db m152072) HM
3 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — Liebre State Highway Camp Reported unreadable
Primary surveying for the Ridge Route began in 1912, and grading by hand crews and mule-drawn scrapers was completed in 1915. A total of one million cubic yards of earth was removed to complete the Route. This camp was one of the . . . Map (db m152076) HM
4 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — Liebre Summit Reported unreadable
This point is the highest point (4,213 feet) on the Old Ridge Route. From the origin of the Route in Castaic to the south, travelers climb 3,100 feet in 26 miles to reach this point, many times wearing out their tires or overheating their . . . Map (db m152073) HM
5 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — Reservoir Summit Reported unreadable
As a road-weary traveler, you could find whatever you needed during your passage over these steep mountains. Not only was this the location of a restaurant, gas station, garage, store, and water trough for overheated cars, but above the . . . Map (db m152074) HM
6 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — Sandberg’s Summit Hotel Reported unreadable
This resort was established around 1915 and was constructed with rough-hewn logs and rugged stone, reflective of the “Western Alpine” style popularized by the National Parks in the early 1900s. It differed from the other stops along the . . . Map (db m152075) HM
7 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — The “Ridge Route”California Historic Civil Engineering Landmark — Constructed 1914-1915 —
In front of you in the hills, high above freeway Interstate 5, is a portion of the historic 1915 two-lane “Ridge Route”. The power lines follow it. The original Ridge Route was constructed in 1914-1915 by pick, shovel and mule drawn Fresno . . . Map (db m152085) HM
8 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — The Old Ridge Route
The old Ridge Route thru the Angeles National Forest was opened in 1915 and hailed as a miracle of modern engineering providing safety with a maximum speed of 15 MPH and a saving of 44 miles over the former road.Map (db m152079) HM
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9 California, Los Angeles County, Gorman — Tumble Inn Reported unreadable
Because of its distinctive rock work and spectacular views, the Tumble Inn was known as one of the loveliest locations on the ridge. From here travelers had breathtaking views of the Liebre Mountains to the east and coastal ranges to the . . . Map (db m152077) HM
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Jul. 24, 2024