Name: Farley’s Olancha Mill Site
Site Number: #796
Date Visited: 11/15/2014
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: Isabella Walker Pass Rd,, Inyokern, CA 93527
Description: In 1860, while working for the Silver Mountain Mining Company in the Coso Mountains, M. H. Farley conceived the idea of building a processing mill on a creek that flowed into Owens Lake. He explored and named Olancha Pass that year, and by December of 1862 had completed the first mill and furnace in the Owens River Valley, on Olancha Creek about one mile west of this marker.