Re: Sad News - Another Local Pioneer Pass On...
Posted by Cecile on June 01, 2003 at 22:15:17:
In Reply to: Re: Sad News - Another Local Pioneer Pass On... posted by Art on June 01, 2003 at 21:27:59:
Art, I think it will be interesting to see what happens with the tunnel. I've heard that the BLM contends that she lapsed on the assessment work or paperwork and they hold title to the land. Tonie said she and her husband bought the tunnel at a Sheriff's sale in Bakersfield. The question would be did she buy the claim or patented land.
There's a concern that if the BLM takes over, they'll over regulate the site or tear everything down. It would be even worse it the State Park took it over. I don't know how Maturango Museum would handle things, if they got involved. There's also been some informal speculation about Friends of Jawbone handling management tasks.