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

Amiel Weeks Whipple

1817-1863

 
 
Amiel Weeks Whipple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. Amiel Weeks Whipple Marker
Inscription. His Expedition for a transcontinental railroad, crossed the Colorado River on Feb. 27, 1854 and 3 weeks later reached Los Angeles, receiving aid from the Mojave Indians. The Atcheson, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad followed Whipple’s trail for much of the way from Albuquerque to California. The scientific reports are considered a “glorious chapter” in the history of American science.
 
Erected 2006 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
 
Location. 34° 53.921′ N, 117° 1.528′ 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: 212 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 (a few steps from this marker); The California Gold Rush (a few steps from this marker); Kit Carson (a few steps from this marker); Mojave Runners (within shouting distance of this marker); John Charles Fremont (within shouting distance of this marker); Jedediah Smith
Amiel Weeks Whipple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. Amiel Weeks Whipple Marker
The portraits of Amiel Whipple and John C. Fremont have been reversed.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Father Garces (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. 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 . . .
1. Amiel Weeks Whipple - Digital-Desert. In 1853-56 he had charge of the exploration from Fort Smith, Ark., to Los Angeles for a projected transcontinental railroad route near the 35th parallel of latitude. (Submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Main Street Murals. (Submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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The portrait of Amiel Weeks Whipple image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. The portrait of Amiel Weeks Whipple
The portrait of Amiel Whipple above the John C. Fremont marker.
Amiel Weeks Whipple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. Amiel Weeks Whipple Marker
Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
5. 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 508 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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