Freeman Junction

California State Historic Landmark 766

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

Plaque Photo:

#766 Freeman junction
In 1834 explorer Joseph R. Walker passed this junction of indian trails after discovering nearby Walker Pass. Death Valley 49er parties here diverged west and south after their escape from Death Valley enroute to the California gold fields. Later this became a junction point where the bandit Tiburcio Vasquez preyed on stages and freighters traveling between the Kern River mines and Los Angeles and the mines of Bodie and the Panamints.

Site Photo:



Hwy 178 (PM 88.0), 0.2 mi W of junction with Hwy 14.

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