Ballarat

Ballarat (HMYBT)

Location: Hazlehurst, CA 39083 Inyo County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 1.991', W 117° 16.907'

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3 1/2 Miles

Now a ghost town, Ballarat served nearby mining camps from 1897 to 1917. They produced nearly a million in gold. The jail & a few adobe ruins remain. Seldom Seen Slim, it's last resident, was buried in Boothill in 1968. It had a school but no church.

Post Office Spring 1/4 mi south is where the Brier Party, some Jay Hawkers and other 49ers came in their escape from Death Valley in Jan 1850.

On Sunday morn at 3am, March 22, 1908, a car in the Worlds Longest Race, a Thomas Flyer, arrived in Ballarat. It won the New York to Paris race, covering 13,341 miles in 169 days. The car is now in Harrah's Museum in Reno.
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HM NumberHMYBT
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByDeath Valley Escape Trail Conf. Trona Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 474614 N 3987665
Decimal Degrees36.03318333, -117.28178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.991', W 117° 16.907'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 59.46" N, 117° 16' 54.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115-131 Trona Wildrose Rd, Hazlehurst CA 39083, US
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