NO. 97 OAK CREEK PASS - In 1776, Father Francisco Garcés used the Oak Creek Pass to return to the Mojave after exploring the San Joaquin Valley, as did Frémont in 1844-1845. Until the railroad was built through the Tehachapi Pass in 1876, Oak Creek Pass was the only route used through the Tehachapi Mountains.
On a hill on the east side of Tehachapi Willow Pass Rd, 4.6 mi S of Tehachapi Blvd, 74 mi SE of Tehachapi
Old style state plaque.