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Red Mountain



Originally known as Osdick, named after P.J. Osdick, the owner of several local claims. Red Mountain is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County The towns of Osdick and Hampton were born in the summer of 1919. The post office came to Osdick in 1922. The town was renamed Red Mountain in early 1929.

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The Romantic Heritage of the Upper Mojave

History has left an indelible mark on this vast interior region of California, embracing the northwestern part of the Mojave Desert, including the Indian Wells Valley, Searles Valley, the Rand District and Boron area. ...

Atolia after the Silver Boom

While the Atolia Mining Company produced 95 percent of the tungsten from this district, a Mr. P. J. Osdick owned 7 claims east of the AMC properties and ...

Spangler Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Area

From the south, use US 395 to the town of Red Mountain and then take the Trona -Red Mountain Road 7 miles north to the boundary of the OHV area.

The California Rand Silver Mine-Randsburg's Silver Boom

He told Nosser and Williams they were on the side of Red Mountain, and the two left to relocate the ground in their names. It was hoped the claims would ...

Golden Valley Wilderness

ACCESS: Access this wilderness via U.S. Highway 395 and along the Red Mountain-Trona Road 1 mile north of Red Mountain to Steam Well Road ( RM1444) ...

Kern County Mining History

Atolia / Red Mountain / Randsburg California Rand Atolia after the Silver Boom Gold during the Tungsten and Silver Years Mojave District; Standard Hill ...

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