Indian Wells (Kern County, California)

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Indian Wells
Indian Wells (Kern County, California) is located in California
Indian Wells (Kern County, California)
Location of Indian Wells in California
Location Indian Wells Lodge, 2565 Aerospace Highway, near Inyokern, California
Coordinates 35°40′05″N 117°52′19″W / 35.668°N 117.872°W / 35.668; -117.872Coordinates: 35°40′05″N 117°52′19″W / 35.668°N 117.872°W / 35.668; -117.872
Reference no. 457

An Indian Wells California Historical Landmark was erected near the Indian Wells Lodge, 4.9 miles north of Freeman Junction on Highway 14 where William L. Manly found water after his group left Death Valley.

This marker was placed by California Centennials Commission in cooperation with Kern County Historical Society and dedicated on July 9, 1950.

The inscription on the plaque reads:

Indian water hole on Joseph R. Walker trail of 1834 where Manly-Jayhawker parties of 1849 found their first water after five days of travel from Argus Range. During 1860's was site of stage and freight station from Los Angeles to Coso and Cerro Gordo mines.

This site is California Historical Landmark #457.

See also[edit]


  • "Kern". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 

The spring is now home to the Indian Wells Brewing Co. established in 1994 by founders Rick Lovett & Greg Antonaros.

Cited by founder Rick Lovett