Caliente, California

Populated place

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Post office dates: May 19, 1875-Present; Sept. 13, 1890-Present

"CALIENTE - Originally known as Allen's Camp after Gabriel Allen, who in the 1870s had a cabin and stock pasture near here, the settlement was named Caliente when railroad construction reached this point in April 1875. The town became a railroad terminal for about 16 months while a force of up to three thousand men, most of them Chinese, labored on the heavy railroad construction on the mountain." - California Historic Landmark No.757

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Add historical information
  • March 3, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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