Reefer City, California
|— Former settlement —|
|Elevation||2,762 ft (842 m)|
Reefer City is a former settlement in Kern County, California. It was located 3.25 miles (5.2 km) south-southwest of Mojave, at an elevation of 2762 feet (842 m). Reefer City still appeared on maps as of 1947.
Reefer City was established in 1933 by a South African mining company after a gold lode was discovered on Soledad Mountain. The company purchased refrigerator cars, known colloquially as reefers, from the Southern Pacific Railway to house the miners. After the mine closed in 1942, the community housed military personnel from Edwards Air Force Base until the 1960s. In 1971, Reefer City was purchased and demolished by a salvage company.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Reefer City, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1096. ISBN 9781884995149.
- Alice, Matthew (December 16, 2004). "A trip to Reefer City, California". San Diego Reader. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
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