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

Chimney Rock

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, April 24, 2010
1. Chimney Rock Marker
Inscription. Conflicts between Indians and white settlers over the rich lands of the San Bernardino Mountains culminated in The Battle at Chimney Rock on February 16, 1867. Although the Indians defended themselves fiercely, they were forced to retreat into the desert. In the years following, the Indians' traditional mountain food-gathering areas were lost to white encroachment.
 
Erected 1986 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, Lucerne Valley Museum Association, and Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 737.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 27.013′ N, 117° 0.235′ W. Marker is in Lucerne Valley, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Woman Springs Road (California Route 18) and Rabbit Springs Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Woman Springs Road. Click for map. Marker is located approximately 500 feet east of this intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Lucerne Valley CA 92356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Michael Kindig, April 24, 2010
2. Chimney Rock Marker
flies. The Last Indian Fight in Southern California (here, next to this marker); Peter Davidson (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bellevill Holcomb Valley (approx. 12.3 miles away); Holcomb Valley (approx. 12.3 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Holcomb Valley (approx. 15.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Chimney Rock. Preceding this battle of February 16, 1867 was an ambush of three young cowboys at the Dunlap Ranch (now the Las Flores Ranch) on March 25, 1866. Later, Indians who had resolved to expel the invaders from their land, fought in Little Bear Valley and were tracked to Chimney Rock by their footprints and trails of blood. The tracks were readily visible as it had recently snowed. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
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Chimney Rock and The Last Indian Fight in Southern California Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 24, 2010
3. Chimney Rock and The Last Indian Fight in Southern California Markers
Chimney Rock and Last Indian Fight in Southern California Markers image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 27, 2013
4. Chimney Rock and Last Indian Fight in Southern California Markers
White rocks have been added to the base of the markers.
Lucerne Valley image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 24, 2010
5. Lucerne Valley
Updated View of the Lacerne Valley Sign Showing Emblems of Local Organizations. image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 27, 2013
6. Updated View of the Lacerne Valley Sign Showing Emblems of Local Organizations.
 
 
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