California State Historic Landmark 99
#099 Walker's Pass
Discovered by Joseph R. Walker, American trail-blazer who left the San Joaquin
Valley through this pass in 1834. This area was traversed by topographer Edward M. Kern, after
whom the Kern River was named, while accompanying the Fremont expedition of 1845. After 1860 it
became a mining freight route to Owens Valley.
Nothing remains of this site.
At summit of Hwy 178 (PM 79.8), 8.4 mi NW of Freeman Junction (Hwy 14).
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