Inyo County Points of Interest
Built originally as a stagecoach depot in 1866, it evolved into a railroad station in 1883 to carry freight and passengers on the Carson & Colorado Railroad line, known locally as the "Slim Princess". It served the Independence community from 1883 until it was closed during the Great Depression on June 29, 1932. The station was torn down in 1955 and the railroad line ceased operation on April 30, 1960.
It was first named Independence, then changed to Citrus and finally Kearsarge Station in 1913. Along side the station depot was a residence for the section boss and a bunkhouse for the workers.
Dedicated June 12, 2010
Slim Princess Chapter 395
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The USS Kearsarge was a Mohican-class sloop-of-war best known for her defeat of the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama during the American Civil War.