“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 Panamint Springs, California

Clickable Map of Inyo 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> Inyo County, CA (113) Fresno County, CA (115) Kern County, CA (310) Mono County, CA (76) San Bernardino County, CA (272) Tulare County, CA (81) Clark County, NV (176) Esmeralda County, NV (20) Nye County, NV (72)  InyoCounty(113) Inyo County (113)  FresnoCounty(115) Fresno County (115)  KernCounty(310) Kern County (310)  MonoCounty(76) Mono County (76)  SanBernardinoCounty(272) San Bernardino County (272)  TulareCounty(81) Tulare County (81)  ClarkCountyNevada(176) Clark County (176)  EsmeraldaCounty(20) Esmeralda County (20)  NyeCounty(72) Nye County (72)
Independence is the county seat for Inyo County
Panamint Springs is in Inyo County
      Inyo County (113)  
      Fresno County (115)  
      Kern County (310)  
      Mono County (76)  
      San Bernardino County (272)  
      Tulare County (81)  
      Clark County, Nevada (176)  
      Esmeralda County, Nevada (20)  
      Nye County, Nevada (72)  
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1California (Inyo County), Panamint Springs — Aguereberry Camp
There is gold in the hill in front of you, and old- time prospector Shorty Harris and his greenhorn partner Pete Aguereberry discovered it in 1905. Their discovery triggered a short-lived mining boom. The tent town of Harrisburg blossomed . . . Map (db m168072) HM
2California (Inyo County), Panamint Springs — Aguereberry Point6,433 Feet
Here at Aguereberry Point you can see why Death Valley is often described as a vast geologic museum. Badwater Basin far below and the peaks of the Panamint Mountains above are the results of the land tilting along active fault lines; the . . . Map (db m168023) HM
3California (Inyo County), Panamint Springs — Skidoo
You are standing in what once was downtown Skidoo. Unlike other Death Valley boomtowns, Skidoo flourished for nearly ten years. At its height in 1907 it boasted 700 residents, a newspaper, bank, school, and telephone service. The hundreds . . . Map (db m159370) HM
4California (Inyo County), Panamint Springs — Skidoo Mill
Powered by water piped from a spring high in the Panamint Range, the Skidoo Mill extracted gold from ore and was one of Death Valley's most profitable operations. Skidoo had the only water-powered milling plant in Death Valley. The . . . Map (db m159375) HM
5California (Inyo County), Panamint Springs — Skidoo Pipeline
The Skidoo Pipeline can be seen either north or south of this location. The pipeline, which ran from Birch Spring in Jail Canyon to the millsite 23 miles away, was completed in 1907 at a cost of $250,000.Map (db m159328) HM
6California (Inyo County), Panamint Springs — The Eureka Mine
Gold from the Eureka Mine sustained Pete Aguereberry for 40 years. Historians estimate that Aguereberry extracted about $175,000 worth of gold (then valued at $20 per ounce) from Providence Ridge during his lifetime. Cashier Mill . . . Map (db m168029) HM
7California (Inyo County), Panamint Springs — Wildrose CCC CampHome, Far Away From Home
During the 1930s, Americans struggled with the financial and social turmoil of the Great Depression. The employment rate reached 25 percent, and many men were unable to support their families. Their frustration contributed to the election of . . . Map (db m159360) HM
8California (Inyo County), Panamint Springs — Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
Built in 1877, these kilns produced charcoal for the Modock Mine smelter about 20 miles to the west. Workers filled the stone kilns with piñon pine logs (relatively abundant in this area) and fired them. The burning, which reduced the wood to . . . Map (db m159369) HM
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Jun. 25, 2022