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Near Whitewater in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Whitewater

 
 
Whitewater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
1. Whitewater Marker
Inscription. Site of Cahuilla Indian Village of Wanapiapa, home of the Wanakik Lineage. Visited by Jose Romero Expedition exploring overland route from Sonora to California 1823. Eastern boundary of Rancho San Gorgonio. Adobe south of highway served as Stage Station for Bradshaw and other stage lines, 1862-77.
 
Erected by County Of Riverside. (Marker Number RIV-003.)
 
Location. 33° 55.381′ N, 116° 39.843′ W. Marker is near Whitewater, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the Whitewater Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Whitewater CA 92282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Street Marker (approx. 9.2 miles away); Frances S. Stevens School (approx. 9.3 miles away); Dr. Smith / Dr. Peppers Office (approx. 9.3 miles away); General Telephone Building (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Cork'n Bottle Building (approx. 9.4 miles away); Site of First Community Church (approx. 9.6 miles away); Lykken’s Department Store (approx. 9.6 miles away); Desert Inn (was approx. 9.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ).
 
More about this marker.
Whitewater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
2. Whitewater Marker
Each side of the freeway has a rest area with an identical marker.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
3. Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker
A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America. Sponsored by Roadrunner District, California Garden Clubs, Inc. in cooperation with California State Highway Commission
Adobe mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 5, 2018
4. Adobe mentioned in the marker text
"Adobe south of highway served as Stage Station for Bradshaw and other stage lines." It is located 1,000 feet south of the freeway on private property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   4. submitted on November 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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