FREEMAN JUNCTION

Historical Landmark

Description:
Explorer Joseph R. Walker passed this junction of Indian trails in 1834 after discovering nearby Walker Pass. After their escape from Death Valley, '49er parties split here to go west and south to the California gold fields. Here the bandit Tiburcio Vásquez preyed on stages and freighters traveling between the Kern River mines and Los Angeles and the mines of Bodie and the Panamints.


Registration Date: 11/3/1961

Location:
City:
County: Kern

Directions:
On State Hwy 178 (P.M. 88.0), 0.2 mi W of junction with State Hwy 14
FREEMAN JUNCTION



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