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Name: Oak Creek Pass
Site Number: #97
Date Visited: 02/13/2016
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 15536 Tehachapi Willow Springs Rd,, Tehachapi, CA 93561
Coordinates35.0610334,-118.3888522
Website: N/A

Description: In 1776, Father Francisco Garcés used the Oak Creek Pass to return to the Mojave after exploring the San Joaquin Valley, as did Frémont in 1844-1845. Until the railroad was built through the Tehachapi Pass in 1876, Oak Creek Pass was the only route used through the Tehachapi Mountains.