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Randsburg, California Historical Markers

 
D.T. Jones - Dry Goods Marker left of the door. image, Touch for more information
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
D.T. Jones - Dry Goods Marker left of the door.
California (Kern County), Randsburg — D.T. Jones - Dry GoodsFirst Adobe Buidling In Town — 1895 Randsburg Centennial 1995
In October of 1897 Mr. Jones opened a dry good store in Randsburg. His building was wiped out in the great fire of May 1898, but saved most of his stock by placing it in a fireproof cellar. After the fire he immediately built a new adobe building . . . — Map (db m53854) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — 671 — Garlock
In 1896 Eugene Garlock constructed a stamp mill near this spot for the crushing of gold ore from the Yellow Aster Mine on Rand Mountain. Known originally as Cow Wells, by prospectors and freighters during the 1880’s and early 1890’s, the town of . . . — Map (db m51672) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — Historic Randsburg
Rand Camp began as a tent city, erected by eager miners who rushed to the Mojave Desert following a major gold discovery in April 1895. A year later, the town of 1,500 had been renamed "Randsburg." Saloons sprouted, a U.S. Post Office was . . . — Map (db m53869) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — 938 — Rand Mining District
The Yellow Aster, or Rand Mine, was discovered in April, 1895 by Singleton Burcham and Mooers. The town of Randsburg quickly developed followed by the supply town of Johannesburg in 1896. Both names were adopted from the profusion of minerals . . . — Map (db m50461) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — Randsburg Drug StoreRand Mining District Centennial — 1895 - 1995
Nicholas N. Miller – Randsburg Drug Store Nicholas Miller, a native of Michigan, came to Randsburg in December of 1896 and opened a drug store a month later. He was burnt out in both fires of 1898 losing $4,000 in the last fire and an . . . — Map (db m53851) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — 57 — Randsburg, California
Gold was discovered on the slope of Rand Mountain in 1895. From this discovery, the town of Randsburg sprang up almost overnight. By 1899, the town had over 3500 residents. Randsburg boasted a 100-stamp mill and conservative estimates are that . . . — Map (db m78578) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — The Baltic Mine Project
Few local miners still burrow underground, lured by the rich yellow gleam of gold. Most gold now recovered from California’s Rand Mining District is microscopic in size, and so finely dispersed that it is invisible to the naked eye. Rock containing . . . — Map (db m53870) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — The Commerical HotelMy Place Dance Hall / Orpheum Theater — 1895 Centennial 1995
The Commercial Hotel The mining boom of 1922 created a demand for more hotels. To help fill this demand Mrs. Artibe had the Commercial Hotel built in 1922. The lumber for this hotel was finished by the Johannesburg Lumber Company. My Place . . . — Map (db m53856) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — The JointSteam Bakery – Randsburg Bakery — 1895 Centennial 1995
The Joint Ray and Olga Guyett purchased this building in the 1950’s and established The Joint, restaurant and bar. The Joint has been the center of Randsburg’s social life for over forty years and has the distinction of being the longest run . . . — Map (db m53853) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — Whitehouse SaloonDickinson's Saloon — 1895 Centennial 1995
The Whitehouse Saloon The Whitehouse Saloon was thought to first open as Whitehouse in the late “Teens” under the management of H.B. “Moses” Elder and his brother Emmett Elder. It was closed down by Prohibition in 1920 . . . — Map (db m53855) HM

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