Site of Putnam's Cabin
California State Historic Landmark 223
#223 Putnam's Stone Cabin
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
Nothing remains of this site.
139 Edwards St (Hwy 395), Independence.
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