Daggett (HMY8G)

Location: Daggett, CA 92327 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 51.926', W 116° 53.117'

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This community long served as a supply point and railhead for the mines of Death Valley and Calico. In the early 1880's the first borax produced in Death Valley was hauled by mule team to the Atlantic & Pacific R.R. (later the Santa Fe) at Daggett. The station formerly Calico, was established in 1882 to service the silver mines, but was soon renamed for Lt. Gov. John Daggett. In 1888 it was connected to Calico by the narrow gauge Calico R.R. Silver prices dropped in the early 1890's and the mines closed. At this time rich borax deposits were being worked at nearby Borate. 20 mule teams hauled the borax to Daggett for rail shipment. An era ended in 1898 when the famous teams were replaced by the Borate & Daggett R.R. By 1907 borax mining had ceased in favor of richer deposits near Death Valley.
HM NumberHMY8G
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number79
Year Placed1995
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Daggett Historical Sociery
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 510485 N 3858126
Decimal Degrees34.86543333, -116.88528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.926', W 116° 53.117'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 55.56" N, 116° 53' 7.02" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33709-33867 2nd St, Daggett CA 92327, US
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