Near San Bernardino in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sydney P. Waite
came over this trail
helped erect this
Erected 1912. (Marker Number 578.)
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 34° 18.212′ N, 117° 27.997′ W. Marker is near San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 15. Marker is located approximately 500 feet south of southbound Interstate 15 at the Elsie Arey May Nature Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phelan CA 92371, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormon Pioneer Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe and Salt Lake Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Camp Cajon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Cajon Monument Hill 582 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Blue Cut (approx. 2.6 miles away); Summit Train Station (approx. 3 miles away); Elliot Ranch (approx. 3 miles away).
Regarding Stoddard-Waite Monument. This monument marks the western extension of the Santa Fe Trail traveled by Sheldon Stoddard and Sydney P. Waite in 1849. Source: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks.
Also see . . . Stoddard and Waite. Los Angeles Daily News June 24, 2013 article 100 Years Later about the re-dedication, and history, of the marker. (Submitted on June 25, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 1,589 times since then and 251 times this year. Last updated on September 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. 6. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. 7, 8. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. 9. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.