SITE OF PUTNAM'S CABIN

Historical Landmark

Description:
In August 1861, Charles Putnam built the first cabin for permanent habitation in what is now Inyo County. The building, located 130 feet west of this site, served as a home, trading post, hospital, and 'fort' for early settlers, as well as a survival point for travelers. It became the center of the settlement of 'Putnam's' which five years later took the name 'Independence.'


Registration Date: 6/20/1935

Location:
City: Independence
County: Inyo

Directions:
139 Edwards St (Hwy 395), Independence


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