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CHL No. 223 Putnam's Cabin - Inyo


NO. 223 SITE OF PUTNAM'S CABIN - In August 1861, Charles Putnam built the first cabin for permanent habitation in what is now Inyo County. The building, located 130 feet west of this site, 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.'


139 Edwards St (Hwy 395), Independence (Directly across the street from the County Courthouse.)
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CHL #223 Putnam's Cabin Street Sign