Putnam's Stone Cabin

Putnam's Stone Cabin (HM1C5)

Location: Independence, CA 93526 Inyo County
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N 36° 48.176', W 118° 12.002'

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One hundred thirty feet west of this site, Charles Putnam built the first cabin of permanent habitation in what is now Inyo County in August 1861. The building 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".

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 223

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Eastern California Museum Association, Inc., January 12, 1964.
HM NumberHM1C5
Marker Number223
Year Placed1964
Placed ByCalifornia State Park Commission in cooperation with the Eastern California Museum Association, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 392948 N 4073683
Decimal Degrees36.80293333, -118.20003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 48.176', W 118° 12.002'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 48' 10.56" N, 118° 12' 0.12" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145 N Edwards St, Independence CA 93526, US
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