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"History still echos here!" Garlock Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

Garlock Things to Do: 2 reviews and 8 photos

by Yaqui
  • - Garlock
  • This was a postoffice at one time! - Garlock
      This was a postoffice at one time!
    by Yaqui
  • - Garlock
  • - Garlock
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Originally called Cow Wells by the miners in the 1880’s, it was just a little community that was a major supply point for many of the local miners and then became substantial because of stamp mill that was brought in by Eugene Garlock in 1896. What is a Stamp Mill? It was a huge contraption used to crush gold ore that was being mined and brought here from the local miners. I noticed the railroad track still graces itself along here, since many of the lines were tore up back in the 1930’s. Now some buidlings are still standing, but fenced to protect them from vandals and to keep those adventurers safe for nails, spliters and snakes.

What is unique is the one house looks like it is made out of railroad ties. Hmmm, plus it has a flag pole. This might have been the postoffice at one time.

Directions: 74 mi W of State Hwy 395 on Garlock Rd, 13.4 mi NE of Cantil post office

If on Highway 14 exit the turnoff for Randsburg and Johannesburg, then take the left when the road Y's

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  • Written Oct 31, 2011
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Another cool place to visit!

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      May 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      I love places like these, but this road is a short cut for people coming from the 395, so becareful. They slow down for noone.


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