Caliente, formerly Allen’s Camp was renamed when the Southern Pacific railroad established construction headquarters here in 1875 while track was laid over Tehachapi Pass. It was a freighting center for Havilah and other mining towns as well as shipping point for cattle from Walker’s Basin and Bear Mountain.

This historic marker was dedicated July 16, 1961 and placed by Kern County Historical Society.

It is California Historic Landmark #757 – see others on this page.