Roads End

Roads End (HM1KSS)

Location: Kernville, CA 93238 Tulare County
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N 35° 56.106', W 118° 29.115'

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In 1910 this was Camp 8 - the end of the road. From this uppermost camp a rough wagon track pushed one and one half miles up the river to where Southern California Edison Company constructed the intake for Kern River No. 3 Power Plant.
In 1922, Earl and Lucille Pascoe started Pascoe's Pack Station. By 1927 it was a year round operation and by 1934 boasted the Roads End Store, a lodge and guest cottages. Earl built up his packing business to 150 head of horses and mules and 12 or 13 packers and guides in the peak season. A 100 man Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp was brought in by the U. S. Forest Service in 1936 to extend the road north, to build the historic town of Johnsondale. The Pascoe's retired in 1952 and sold to Mildred and Skeets Byers. In 1973 new owners Al & Frank Keegan added a restaurant. The last owners to operate the store and cottages were Mike and Marcia Burford.
Forest Service Fire Patrolman John T. "Jack" Moore was a permanent fixture from 1944 to 1972. Jack and his wife, Loreen, lived and worked in the Guard Station at Roads End during an era when Rangers work, private lives, home and office melded into one. Thousands of forest visitors and natives benefited from his knowledge of the area and remember Ranger Jack Moore as a caregiver, rescuer, fire fighter and friend.
Roads End Resort was a popular stop for visitors until July 2002 when the majority of the buildings were tragically lost in a human caused fire called The McNally.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2005
Placed BySequoia National Forest, So. Cal. Edison, Kern River Valley Hist. Soc., Peter LeBeck Chapter 1866 and Samuel Gregg George Chapter E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 366023 N 3977769
Decimal Degrees35.93510000, -118.48525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 56.106', W 118° 29.115'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 56' 6.36" N, 118° 29' 6.9" W
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Area Code(s)760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1941 Mountain Hwy 99, Kernville CA 93238, US
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