History of Walker
WALKER TOWN SITE
Inscription on sign:
“This town site was named after Capt. Joseph R. Walker who discovered gold here in 1863. At the peak of activity, Walker had a population of 3,000.”
His burial site is in Martinez, California.
Silver Spur Publishing announces the release of the Joseph R. Walker; Frontier Adventure Series.Read about one of America’s greatest frontiersman, Joseph R. Walker, starting with Opening of the Santa Fe Trail. Follow Capt. Walker as he guides the army in, Expedition against Mohave Indians. Next you will find Capt. Joe Walker talking with the editor of the Visalia Delta, telling him about his route of 1834, in New Trail to Coso & Mono Mines. In 1861, the Adventure Series has you riding the trail, In Search of Arizona Gold. This adventure was one of the most fascinating as well as fruitful adventures for Capt. Joseph R. Walker.
|Historic Walker Charcoal Kiln
||Inscription on sign:“This kiln was constructed around 1880 by Jake and Joe Carmichael to convert oak wood into charcoal for use at nearby smelters. The surrounding forest was cut so heavily for charcoal and mine props in the late 1800’s that it is just now becoming productive again.”|