Lucy Bell Lane

Lucy Bell Lane (HMY7T)

Location: Barstow, CA 92311 San Bernardino County
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N 34° 56.979', W 116° 51.9'

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Calico's most distinguished and long time resident was Lucy Bell Lane (1874-1967). Known at one time as the "Queen of Calico", Lucy lived at Calico for nearly 67 years. Of her many gifts, she is most remembered for her warm hospitality and vivid storytelling of the historic Calico silver mining camp. Lucy was indeed part of the history of Calico and was an accomplished prospector. Lucy Bell King arrived at Calico with her parents, her two brothers and sister in 1884, three years after the initial discovery of silver. In 1892 at the age of 18, she married John Lane. They bought a grocery store which briefly prospered but then quickly declined as a result of a slumping silver market. The Lanes' left Calico in 1899 and returned for good in 1916, making the Lane's store building their home. In 1920, the Lanes' moved into the old courthouse & post office building, which would be Lucy's home until 1965. John Lane died in 1934 & Lucy died in 1967 at the age of 93.
HM NumberHMY7T
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number52
Year Placed1989
Placed ByThe Calico Concessionaires Association, D.V.T., The County of San Bernadino Regional Parks Department and Regional Parks Foundation, and the Billy Holcomb Chapter of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitas (May 7, 1989)
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 512326 N 3867467
Decimal Degrees34.94965000, -116.86500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.979', W 116° 51.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 58.74" N, 116° 51' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45213-52791 Ghost Town Rd, Barstow CA 92311, US
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