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

The Mormon Trail

 
 
The Mormon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. The Mormon Trail Marker
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Main St. Murals
Inscription. The Southern Route of the Mormon Trail followed paths explored by Father Garces and Jedediah Smith. In 1848, Mormon Battalion Captain Jefferson Hunt trailed cattle to Utah on this trail. The Daniel Davis family, also of the Mormon Battalion, followed in a covered wagon – the first American family to travel the route.

In 1851, a wagon train of Mormon pioneers settled San Bernardino Valley. They established farms, ranches, stage stops, mining and freighting interests and started a pony express mail service between Southern California and Utah.

Mormon pioneers who settled here helped change California’s main economy to agriculture, establishing California’s pioneer era of 1846-1886.
 
Erected 2005 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
 
Location. 34° 53.953′ N, 117° 1.608′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of North First Street and East Main Street on North First Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North First Street, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); General Beale Uses Camels
The Mormon Trail Mural - Part A image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. The Mormon Trail Mural - Part A
(within shouting distance of this marker); The California Gold Rush (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amiel Weeks Whipple (about 400 feet away); Mojave Runners (about 500 feet away); General Steven Watts Kearny (about 500 feet away); Kit Carson (about 500 feet away); John Charles Fremont (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Barstow.
 
More about this marker. This mural is the fourth 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.)
 
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The Mormon Trail Mural - Part B image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. The Mormon Trail Mural - Part B
The Mormon Trail Mural - Part C image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. The Mormon Trail Mural - Part C
The Mormon Trail Mural - Part D image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
5. The Mormon Trail Mural - Part D
The Mormon Trail Mural - Part E image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
6. The Mormon Trail Mural - Part E
The marker is to the lower-right of this portion of the mural.
Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
7. Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory
[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
 
 
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