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

Mormon Trail Monument

 
 
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By Mark Landis, 2017
1. Mormon Trail Monument Marker
Inscription.  

In June 1851, 500 Mormon Pioneers came through this pass to enter the San Bernardino Valley where they colonized and established a prosperous community.
 
Erected 1937 by Sons of Mormon Pioneers. (Marker Number 577.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
 
Location. 34° 21.089′ N, 117° 31.621′ W. Marker is near Phelan, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 138 and Rastall Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 138. 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 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sanford Cutoff (approx. 3.7 miles away); Santa Fe and Salt Lake Trail (approx. 4.7 miles away); Stoddard-Waite Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away); Blue Cut (approx. 7 miles away); Lytle Creek Canyon (approx. 8.6 miles
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By Mark Landis, 2017
2. Mormon Trail Monument
away); Las Flores Ranch Barn (approx. 11.9 miles away); Sycamore Grove (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phelan.
 
More about this monument. When the highway was widened in 2017, a new monument was built. The original was in poor condition and it was moved to Wagon Train Ranch in Phelan, CA. The old trail can be seen crossing the ridge near the monument.

This is California Historical Landmark No. 577 — Mormon Trail Monument.
 
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Mormon Trail Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 10, 2006
3. Mormon Trail Monument Marker
Mormon Trail Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 10, 2006
4. Mormon Trail Monument Marker
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By Michael Kindig, April 10, 2006
5. Mormon Trail Monument Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on October 2, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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