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

John Brown Road at The Mojave Trail

1870 and Prehistoric

 
 
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By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
1. John Brown Road Marker
Inscription.  In 1848, a detour branched off the ancient Mojave Trail (parallels Choiceana Avenue) going west to Cajon's old summit. In 1870, road maker John Brown enlarged the detour which with time became a major thoroughfare. Padre Garces, Jed Smith, Kit Carson, the Mormon Battalion (with the first known vehicle to have crossed the desert) passed this location. Susan Davis, wife of Battalion Officer Daniel Davis, was part of this group. She was the first woman to have crossed on this trail.
 
Erected 1995 by Hesperia Recreation and Park District. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 34° 27.344′ N, 117° 15.219′ W. Marker is in Hesperia, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Choiceana Avenue north of Lilac Street, on the right when traveling north. Located next to a rough dirt road, 300 feet north of where the pavement ends. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hesperia CA 92345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
John Brown Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
2. John Brown Road Marker
. Thorn Train Siding (approx. 1.8 miles away); Holcomb Valley Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old School House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hesperia Train Station (approx. 3˝ miles away); Hesperia Hotel (approx. 3˝ miles away); Walters Store & House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Hesperia Hotel Granite Stones (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Brown Road Crossing (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hesperia.
 
John Brown Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
3. John Brown Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 7, 2021