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Subject Distance 1.57 Keywords Josie Bishop historic marker Josephine history historic historical actress attraction destination display education highway information landmark marker California acting attractive educating Harriet Whitehall Harvey Whitehall Herbert Hall Bishop historical marker Historical Site Historical Sites info Josephine Stephens Bishop Kern County Place of Interest Places of Interest popular Radium Queen of the Desert road road side Roadside Roadsign sign tour tourist attraction Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations travel Travel Destination Travel Destinations West act appealing motorway no people signage tourism United States attract nobody theater actresses blue sky Jason Watson destinations displays historic markers landmarks markers United States of America appeal color image educate outdoor theatre vertical clear sky historical markers road sides signs tourist attractions tours colour image outside CA motorways sky day theaters US blue skies color images day-time outdoors theatres USA verticals clear skies colour images daytime outsides U.S. skies day time U.S.A. daylight natural light
Caption JOSEPHINE STEPHENS BISHOP "Josie" was born on June 18, 1875 in Silver City, New Mexico to Harvey and Harriet Whitehall. At 19 years old, she taught school in Pinos Altos, New Mexico. She married Herbert Hall Bishop on March 4, 1896, bearing him seven children. The Bishops moved around the country for several years, finally separating in 1920. While living in Long Beach, Josie began her short acting career and mined this area for gold and silver. After acquiring numerous claims, Josie finally hit pay dirt in 1937 by discovering the richest Radium deposit known at the time. The media gave her the name, "Radium Queen of the Desert" and Josie's fame spread worldwide. As a representative of Kern County and the mining industry, she toured the nation, appearing on various radio shows and in many publications. The only wealth she ever got from her big strike was fifty dollars. Josie Bishop died in an auto accident on July 12, 1951. She is buried at her claim, approximately five miles North of this spot. California Point of Historical Interest KER-010 Dedicated October 11, 1998 by the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866, Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069, Slim Princess Chapter 395