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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersCamel Brigade - Ft. Tejon, CA

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Site of the first - and only - Camel Brigade of the US Army

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing

location: California

date approved: 1/17/2008

last visited: 6/19/2016

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersPeter LeBeck ECV Marker - Ft. Tejon, CA

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Ft. Tejon's most intriguing mystery - the life and death of Peter LeBeck.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing

location: California

date approved: 1/17/2008

last visited: 6/19/2016

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersThe Camels of Fort Tejon - Lebec, CA

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One of a few historical markers at Fort Tejon State Historical Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: 10/21/2016

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Signs of HistoryFort Tejon Camel Trail Terminus - Lebec, CA

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One of two state markers located in the parking lot of Fort Tejon State Historical Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/22/2016

last visited: 10/22/2016

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California Historical MarkersDon Pedro Fages

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Don Pedro Fages No. 283: In 1772, Don Pedro Fages passed this site, leaving the first written record of exploration in the south San Joaquin Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 6/11/2017

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Signs of HistoryA Look at the Past - Lebec, CA

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A sign at a rest stop in Lebec, along I-5 northbound towards Sacramento. It's located on the restroom wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: 10/19/2017

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California Historical MarkersOak Creek Pass

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Oak Creek Pass - not just another hill. Watch the traffic!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Moose Mob

location: California

date approved: 6/25/2007

last visited: 6/6/2017

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersStage Robbery, Havilah

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The last stagecoach robbery in Kern County

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member michael3900

location: California

date approved: 9/17/2008

last visited: 5/11/2011

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California Historical MarkersNo. 100 Havilah Gold Deposits

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No. 100 Havilah - Gold deposits at Havilah were discovered in 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member michael3900

location: California

date approved: 9/17/2008

last visited: 5/12/2011

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California Historical MarkersGossamer Condor Flight - No. 923 - Shafter, CA

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CA Historical Marker #923. The Gossamer Condor is disputably credited as the first successful human-powered aircraft. It was the first human powered airplane capable of controlled and sustained flight, able to win the Kremer Prize.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck

location: California

date approved: 11/9/2008

last visited: 11/9/2018

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California Historical MarkersTulamniu Indian Site

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Tulamniu Indian Site No. 374: The old Yokuts village of Tulamniu was named Buena Vista by Spanish Commander Fages in 1772.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 10/4/2013

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California Historical MarkersMountain House

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One and one-half miles north of this point stood the site of the Butterfield Stage Station known as Mountain House, operating through present Kern County during 1858-1861. This famous line ran from St. Louis, Missouri, to San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 8/11/2015

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersHavilah - Bodfish, CA

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A plaque in front of the post office in Bodfish, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/28/2015

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Old Ridge Route - Gorman, CA

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This sign is along a rural backroad near Gorman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 12/29/2018

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersSilver City Ghost Town - Lake Isabella, CA

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A plaque in Lake Isabella, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/23/2015

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersLakeview Gusher #1

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Not much left other than a pipe and oil residue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Moose Mob

location: California

date approved: 5/14/2007

last visited: 11/8/2014

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California Historical MarkersAcala Cotton Shafter Cotton Research Station

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Acala Cotton Shafter Cotton Research Station No. 1022 The Shafter Cotton Research Station, established here in 1922 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, developed the "Acala" varieties which were exceptionally well suited to the San Joaquin valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 1/10/2015

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California Historical MarkersKeyesville

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Keyesville No. 98: From 1853 until 1870, Keysville was a center of both placer and quartz gold mining.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 12/27/2014

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Signs of HistoryMidway Sunset Oilfield

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This historical sign is mounted on an exterior wall of a building in the West Kern Oil Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: California

date approved: 11/11/2013

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Fort - Taft, CA

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A sign at the fort in Taft.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/2/2015

last visited: 5/6/2017

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California Historical MarkersGlennville Adobe

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Kern County's oldest residence. Built before Civil War by Thomas Fitzgerald as trading post at junction of two Indian trails. Present Greenhorn Road follows east - west trail (later McFarlane Toll Road) to Kern River mining districts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 6/7/2015

last visited: 7/18/2015

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California Historical MarkersLavers Crossing

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In 1854, John C. Reid filed a squatter's claim on this spot - the same year Kern County's first school class was held here. In 1859, David Lavers, with his father and brother, John, built a hotel and stage barn on the old Bull Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 8/11/2015

last visited: 7/18/2015

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California Historical MarkersCampsite of Edward M. Kern

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CA Historical Marker #742; Near this spot at the confluence of the north and south forks of the Kern River, the Theodore Talbot party of Captain John C. Frémont's third expedition to the West camped for several weeks...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 12/27/2014

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California Historical MarkersButtonwillow Tree # 492

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Buttonwillow Tree

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rumpled

location: California

date approved: 9/22/2007

last visited: 6/5/2017

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California Historical Markers20-Mule Team Borax Terminus - Mojave, CA

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Marker commemorating the famous 20 mule team Borax wagons.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys

location: California

date approved: 6/16/2013

last visited: 9/8/2019

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