Oak Creek Pass
California State Historic Landmark 97
#097 Oak Creek Pass
Father Francisco Garces used the Oak Creek Pass in 1776 to return to the Mojave
after exploring the San Joaquin Valley, as did Fremont in 1844-45. Until the building of the
railroad through the Tehachapi Pass in 1876, Oak Creek Pass was the only route used through
the Tehachapi Mountains.
Willow Pass Rd, 4.6 mi S of Tehachapi Blvd, 7.4 mi SE of Tehachapi.
Because of the near-constant high winds blowing through Oak Creek Pass, it is now the home of
a windmill farm.
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