SCHOOL

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September 05, 1897:  “There are fifty children of school age in the district and the town has a substantial frame schoolhouse 20×36.” — The Herald October 04, 1897:  “The first term of public school in Garlock will open Monday, with Miss F. M. Doss as teacher.” – The  Herald October 18, 1897:  “The enrollment at the public school has become … More >


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WATER

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September 05, 1897:  “WATER SUPPLY — Garlock has an excellent water supply, comprising about sixty wells, ranging in depth from twenty to fifty feet; also eight bored wells each from 110 to 210 feet. It is affirmed by expert water men  who have carefully investigated the subject that artesian water abounds at a depth of from 300 to 400 feet. … More >


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EARLY HISTORY OF GARLOCK (COW WELLS)

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In the best tradition of the “Old Timers” Cow Wells, later to become known as Garlock, was the camping ground for Mesquite Springs, thereby leaving free access to the springs for wild life. It is thought to have been used first by Mexican horse thieves who were stealing horses in the settlements around San Fernando and driving them to the mission … More >


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MARRIAGES, BIRTHS AND DEATHS

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DEATHS April 29, 1897:  “A MINER MURDERED – THE SLAYER KILLS HIMSELF IMMEDIATELY – JOHANNESBURG, CAL., (Regular Correspondence.) On Friday a terrible tragedy occurred five miles north of Garlock, which resulted in the death of Ben and John Higglns, who, with another brother, William, were living In a tent and engaged in mining in the vicinity. A Mr. Campbell, of … More >


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POSTOFFICE

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ESTABLISHED                                                 APRIL 10, 1896                                                       DISCONTINUED           … More >


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