BLACKSMITHS

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O. E. Avery O. E. Avery was listed in the 1898 California State Gazetteer & Business Directory as being a Blacksmith in Garlock. F. W. Carlisle Mr. Carlisle was listed in the 1898 California State Gazetteer & Business Directory as being a Blacksmith in Garlock. GEORGE P. BRADY –BRADY & STACK In April of 1896 Mr. George P. Brady and … More >


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BAKERIES

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R. T. SIMPSON Mr. Simpson was listed as running a bakery business in Garlock in 1898.  In addition a R. H. Simpson was listed as being in the Cigar and Tobacco business.  It is assumed that these two were probably related and most likely conducted their businesses out of the same location.  In the September 5, 1897 Los Angeles Herald … More >


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BUTCHERS

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J. D. FRY — FRY BROS. While no specific mention has been found that states that the Fry Bros., were conducting a butcher business in Garlock they did have a feed yard and corral on Post Office Avenue.  When they moved to Randsburg they are identified as butchers and as running a meat market. J. SPENCER In November of 1896 … More >


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DRUGS

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DR. W. H. WRIGHT — Dr. Wright was listed as one of two doctors in the drug business in Garlock in both 1897 and 1898, however by 1902 he not only had no competition as a physician and druggist, he had few patients as he was listed as the only business in town J. S. MITCHELL The Los Angleles Herald … More >


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FINANCAL INSTITUTIONS

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G. W. FOX — “THE DESERT BANK” In January of 1897 the Daily Morning Delta newspaper from Visalisa reported that “Garlock has a bank.” In April of 1897 the Kern County Board of Supervisors made a demand upon Mr. Fry that he pay a license for keeping a Banking House.  Mr. Fry responded that the name of his institution was … More >


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HOTELS AND BOARDING HOUSES

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MRS ARCHIE (MARY) MARTIN — Mrs. Martin’s Hotel/Boarding House was the site of the 1896 Fourth of July celebration in Garlock.  Over one hundred people attended it from Randsburg, Goler, and Koehn Springs in addition to those from Garlock.  Prior to running a boarding house Mrs. Martin had a restaurant in Garlock.   Mrs. Martin was raised in San Bernardino.  Her … More >


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LAUNDRIES

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JUAN BASURTO — Juan was shown in the 1900 Census as a laundry man in Garlock.


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LUMBER YARDS

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SAN PEDRO LUMBER CO. The San Pedro Lumber Co. listed themselves as being in business in Garlock in 1898. MOORE & SMITH — TEHACHAPI MILLING & TRADING CO. The Tehachapi Milling & Trading Co. had a lumberyard in Garlock in 1898. In 1897 Paul Ostrom was listed as manager in an article in the September 5 edition of the Los … More >


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MERCHANTS

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CHARLES KOEHN Charley Koehn probably had the first store in Garlock.  His headquarters was Koehn Springs where he had homesteaded in the early 1890’s.  Charley provided supplies to the camp in Goler as well as the camp at Summit Diggings by Wagon before the strike was made in Randsburg. 1 G. McKINNON Contemporary with Charley Koehn was G. McKinnon who … More >


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NEWSPAPERS AND NEWSTANDS

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SCHMIDT BROS. — GARLOCK NEWS This listing appears in the 1898 California State Gazetteer & Business Directory.  It is not clear whether this was a newspaper or newsstand.  The Schmidt Bros. however are listed as proprietors rather than publishers which leads the author to believe that it was a newsstand.  The possibility of a Garlock newspaper however cannot be ruled … More >


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PHOTOGRAPHERS

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A. FAY Mr. Fay is listed in the 1898 California Gazetteer & Business Directory as being a Photographer is Garlock.


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RESTAURANTS

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MRS.  MARTIN — A reporter for The Daily Californian out of Bakersfield made a trip to the Rand Mining District in May of 1896.  While in Garlock he ate at an establishment ran by a Mrs. Martin.  In his article he states that “Mrs. Martin keeps a restaurant here where she furnishes meals at modest prices which are simply out … More >


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SALOON KEEPERS

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FRANK CRITCHETT While undoubtedly Charley Koehn would never let a man go dry for want of something with a little more kick than Garlock well water, Frank Critchett was the first man to get a legitimate license to conduct a saloon in Garlock on 1 April, 1896. Frank hailed from Mojave where he was later in the Saloon business.  Frank … More >


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SHOEMAKERS

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HOFFMAN BROS. Boots, shoes, and harness were the business of the Hoffman Bros. who were located in Garlock in 1898. 


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UTIILITY COMPANIES

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POSTAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE In February of 1898 a Postal Telegraph office was established in Garlock with a phone to Randsburg.


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BARBERS

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J. LYSER Listed in the September 5, 1897 edition of the Los Angeles Herald as the proprietor of a Barber shop in Garlock.


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HARNESS SHOP

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L. E. HOFFMAN Listed in the September 5, 1897 edition of the Los Angeles Herald as the proprietor of a Harness shop in Garlock.


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ASSAYER

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O. E. Avery O. E. Avery was listed in the 1898 California State Gazetteer & Business Directory as being a assayer in Garlock. F. W. Carlisle Los Angeles Herald repirted in their September 5 edition that” F. W. Carlyle, formerly of Los An geles, has a very complete establishment, where ores, bullion and minerals are assayed and analyzed. He givesspecial attention … More >


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