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Newberry-Baker in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Mojave Road

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, October 4, 2009
1. The Mojave Road Marker
Inscription. Long ago Mohave Indians used a network of pathways to cross the Mojave Desert to reach the Pacific Coast from their homes along the Colorado River. In 1776, the Spanish Missionary Francisco Garces became the first non-Indian to trek these trans-desert routes. In 1826 Jedediah Smith trod these trails to become the first white man to reach the California Coast overland from mid-America. The route became a military wagon road in 1859 when Fort Mojave on the Colorado River was established. This travel route remained a major link between Los Angeles and points east until a railway was completed across the desert in 1883.
 
Erected 1986 by Transierra Roisterous Alliance of Senior Humbugs of E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 40.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the The Mojave Road (Old Government Road) marker series.
 
Location. 35° 10.565′ N, 115° 30.552′ W. Marker is in Newberry-Baker, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Kelso Cima Road and Cedar Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south on Kelso Cima Road. Click for map. Marker is located in the Mojave National Preserve. Marker is in this post office area: Nipton CA 92364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Michael Kindig, October 4, 2009
2. The Mojave Road Marker
At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pozos de San Juan de Dios (approx. 7.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Camp Rock Spring (approx. 10.3 miles away); Kelso Depot (approx. 14 miles away); Kelso Jail (approx. 14 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker was erected by the Billy Holcomb Chapter members as an honorary service to the Transierra Roisterous Alliance of Senior Humbugs (T.R.A.S.H.). It was the 12th T.R.A.S.H. Trek and was led by Sid Blumner, T.R.A.S.H. leader and X-Humbug of Billy Holcomb Chapter. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Also see . . .  Mojave, Mohave or Mohahve? Discover what's behind the name. Is it Mojave, Mohave or Mohahve? In an attempt to satisfy the many inquiries on this subject, the Mohahve Historical Society uncovered considerable data, much variation and strong feelings on the subject. (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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The Mojave Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 4, 2009
3. The Mojave Road Marker
The Mojave Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 27, 2010
4. The Mojave Road Marker
Plaque erected by
Billy Holcomb Chapter
E Clampus Vitus
1986
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By Michael Kindig, October 4, 2009
5. The Mojave Road
 
 
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