Camp Independence (fort)
California State Historic Landmark 349
#349 Camp Independence
At the request of settlers, Colonel George Evans led a military expedition to this
site on July 4, 1862. Hence its name "Independence." Indian hostilities ceased and the camp
closed. War again broke out in 1865 and the camp was reoccupied as Fort Independence until its
abandonment in 1877. This fort made possible the early settlements in the Owens Valley.
E of intersection of W Oak Creek Rd and Schabbell Ln, 3 mi NE of Independence.
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