Freeman Junction

Freeman Junction (HMXX3)

Location: Inyokern, CA 93527 Kern County
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N 35° 36.124', W 117° 54.433'

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In 1834 explorer Joseph R. Walker passed this junction of Indian trails after discovering nearby Walker Pass. Death Valley 49er parties here diverged west and south after their escape from Death Valley enroute to the California gold fields. Later this became a junction point where the bandit Tiburcio Vasquez preyed on stages and freighters traveling between the Kern River mines and Los Angeles and the mines of Bodie and the Panamints.
HM NumberHMXX3
Marker Number766
Year Placed1961
Placed ByCalifornia State Park Commission in cooperation with the Death Valley 49ers, Inc. and the Kern County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 417824 N 3940192
Decimal Degrees35.60206667, -117.90721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 36.124', W 117° 54.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 36' 7.44" N, 117° 54' 25.98" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6512 Isabella Walker Pass Rd, Inyokern CA 93527, US
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