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

Mojave River Crossing

 
 
Mojave River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 4, 2014
1. Mojave River Crossing Marker
Inscription. From pre historic times thru the 1800s, here was the main crossing of the old Indian Mojave Trail. Padre Garces (1776), Jedediah Smith (1826-27), Kit Carson (1840s) crossed here. Westward immigrants, Mormons, Army camels and Mule trains (1850s) also passed this spot.

Once known as Lane's Crossing (1857), Wells Fargo and Pony Express had stations here. Early Victorville called this, the Turner Ranch (1883).
 
Erected 1988 by The Mojave Historical Society and the City of Victorville.
 
Location. 34° 34.347′ N, 117° 20.183′ W. Marker is in Victorville, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Turner Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14801 Turner Road, Victorville CA 92394, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lane's Crossing (here, next to this marker); Emma Jean's (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Town Victorville Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mormon Springs (approx. 3.6 miles away); Family Home of B.J. Westlund, then Roy Rogers (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sanford Cutoff (approx. 15.5 miles away).
 
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Mojave River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 4, 2014
2. Mojave River Crossing Marker
Lane's Crossing and Mojave River Crossing Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 4, 2014
3. Lane's Crossing and Mojave River Crossing Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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