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Willow Springs, CaliforniaHistorical Landmark (130)
Willow Springs was visited by Padre Garcés in 1776 while following the old Horse Thief Trail (later known as Joe Walker Trail) - Frémont stopped here in 1844, and the famished Jayhawk Party of 1850 found water here while struggling from Death Valley to Los Angeles. Still later, Willow Springs was a stage station of the Los Angeles-Havilah and Inyo Stage Lines.
Registration Date: 1/31/1934
From State Hwy 14, go 6.8 mi W on Rosamond Blvd, then N 0.7 mi on Tehachapi Willow Springs Rd, then 0.6 mi NW on Truman-Manly Rd, Rosamond
Willow Springs is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) west of Rosamond, at an elevation of 2523 feet (769 m). Willow Springs is the site of the Willow Springs International Motorsports Park.
A post office operated at Willow Springs from 1909 to 1918. The local springs provided water for Native Americans and early travelers. Willow Springs was an important stop on freight and stage lines. Most of the masonry buildings were built around 1900 by Ezra Hamilton.
State of California
2. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1128. ISBN 9781884995149.