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Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886

William Barstow Strong

 
 
Waterman Junction becomes Barstow 1886 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. Waterman Junction becomes Barstow 1886 Marker
Inscription. In 1885, the California Southern R.R. Co. connected with the Atlantic and Pacific R.R. line on the Mojave River creating Waterman Junction.
Being named for Governor Waterman, owner of Waterman Mine and a mill nearby.
A post office was established on May 15, 1886 and the budding town of Waterman Junction was named Barstow, honoring William Barstow Strong the “Executor” of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads’ western achievements.
 
Erected 2004 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway marker series.
 
Location. 34° 53.935′ N, 117° 1.386′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Business Interstate 15) and Barstow Road on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East Main Street, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Harvey House (within shouting distance of this marker); National Old Trails Hwy/Route 66 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christiansen Memorial Plaza
Waterman Junction becomes Barstow 1886 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. Waterman Junction becomes Barstow 1886 Marker
(about 500 feet away); Calico Mountain Mines (about 500 feet away); Father Garces (about 600 feet away); Jedediah Smith (about 600 feet away); John Charles Fremont (about 600 feet away); Mojave Runners (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Barstow.
 
More about this marker. Barstow’s Main Street murals are intended to illustrate Barstow’s past and enhance its future. The murals line historic Route 66, the Mother Road. The murals depict aspects of the history of Barstow and the surrounding area. New murals are added annually.
 
Also see . . .  Main Street Murals. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
The Waterman Junction becomes Barstow 1886 Mural image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. The Waterman Junction becomes Barstow 1886 Mural
Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory
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Historic Murals on Route 66’s last existing
“Main St”
Illustrating Barstow’s Past to Enhance Its Future

Working to build pride and unity within our community and revitalize Historic Downtown Barstow through the preservation and celebration of our rich cultural heritage through education programs, walking tours, public art and festivals.

We welcome new members who appreciate the power of public art and have a vision for how it can become a revitalizing force in the community.
For further information Tel: 760 257 1052
www.mainstreetmurals.com
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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