Campsite of Edward M. Kern

California State Historic Landmark 742

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#742 Campsite of Edward M. Kern
Near this spot at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Kern River the Theodore Talbot party of Captain John C. Fremont's third expedition to the west camped for several weeks during December 1845 and January 1846. The river was named by Fremont in honor of Edward M. Kern, topographer for the expedition. Kern County was established in 1866 and derived its name from that of the river.

Site Photo:

No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


Entrance to Old Isabella Rd Recreation Area, Hwy 178 (PM 44.8), 2 mi N of town of Lake Isabella.

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