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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Kit Carson

1809 - 1868

 
 
Kit Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. Kit Carson Marker
Inscription. At 19, he was hired for an expedition to California. They traveled south of the Grand Canyon, crossed the Colorado, then followed the dry bed of the Mojave River and crossed the mountains at Cajon Pass to arrive at San Gabriel Mission in early 1830. In the 1840’s he guided Fremont several times across the high desert.
 
Erected 2006 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
 
Location. 34° 53.922′ N, 117° 1.514′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business Interstate 15), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 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. General Steven Watts Kearny (here, next to this marker); John Charles Fremont (a few steps from this marker); Jedediah Smith (a few steps from this marker); Amiel Weeks Whipple (a few steps from this marker); Mojave Runners (a few steps from this marker); Father Garces (within shouting distance of this marker); The California Gold Rush (within shouting distance of this marker); Calico Mountain Mines (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Barstow.
 
More about this marker.
Kit Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. Kit Carson Marker
The Early Explorers is the subject of the sixth mural in the series. 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 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicExploration
 
Kit Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. Kit Carson Marker
The marker is at the end of the building, below the balcony.
Kit Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. Kit Carson Marker
[click image to enlarge]
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 509 times since then and 38 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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