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

John Brown Road Crossing

At Main Street

 

— 1870 —

 
John Brown Road Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Hesperia Museum, 2021
1. John Brown Road Crossing Marker
Inscription.  In 1870, road builder John A. Brown upgraded a small path into a road ten miles in length. Running between Cajon's old summit and the prehistoric Mojave Trail, it passed through Hesperia diagonally crossing today's Main Street in the 16000 block. In 1913, part of this road became America's first transcontinental highway.
 
Erected 1995 by Hesperia Recreation and Park District. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 34° 25.389′ N, 117° 18.798′ W. Marker is in Hesperia, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Main St 0.1 miles east of Seventh Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16005 Main St, 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. Hesperia Hotel Granite Stones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walters Store & House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hesperia Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hesperia Train Station (approx. 0.7 miles away);
John Brown Road Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
2. John Brown Road Crossing Marker
Old School House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Original Water Supply Ditch (approx. 1.1 miles away); Original Hesperia Beginnings (approx. 2 miles away); Holcomb Valley Road (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hesperia.
 
Also see . . .  Hesperia Museum. Website includes information about Hesperia’s historical markers. (Submitted on February 20, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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