Farley's Olancha Mill Site

California State Historic Landmark 796

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#796 Farley's Olancha Mill
M.H. Farley, working for the Silver Mountain Mining Company in the Coso Mountains, conceived the idea in 1860 of building a processing mill on a creek flowing into Owens Lake. He explored and named Olancha Pass that year, and completed the first mill and furnace in the Owens River Valley by December of 1862. It was located on Olancha Creek about one mile west of this marker.

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No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


On Hwy 395 (PM 34.1), at Fall Rd, 0.6 mi S of Olancha.

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