CA-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.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 766

California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Death Valley 49ers, Inc. and the Kern County Historical Society, November 9, 1961

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