Site of Putnam's Cabin

California State Historic Landmark 223

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#223 Putnam's Stone Cabin
One hundred thirty feet west of this site, Charles Putnam built the first cabin of permanent habitation in what is now Inyo County in August 1861. The building served as a home, trading post, hospital, and "fort" for early settlers, as well as a survival point for travelers. It became the center of the settlement of "Putnam's" which five years later took the name "Independence."

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No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


139 Edwards St (Hwy 395), Independence.

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