The Landmark Project: CHL# 217

CHL# 217 BLACK STAR CANYON INDIAN VILLAGE SITE

The Indians who lived on the village located here had stolen some horses, and the whites followed them back to their camp. After a skirmish, the whites left with the horses that the Indians had not killed. In 1878 the Black Star Coal Mining Company had a mine at the mouth of the canyon.

Christine’s Note:  No plaque, but other pictures I have found of this landmark seem to indicate this is the general vicinity.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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