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

Mojave Riverbed Trail

 
 
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By Craig Baker, October 31, 2020
1. Mojave Riverbed Trail Marker
Inscription.  
You are now traveling the Old Mojave Trail, a natural riverbed highway. First used by Ute, Mojave, Chemehuevi & Paiute Indians on the move.
1776 Padre Garces - missionary, explorer & martyr.
1826 Jedediah Smith - of Salt Lake City, hunter-trapper.
1829 Willian Wolfskill of New Mexico - first of the annual caravan traders bound for the coast.
1844 Capt. John C Fremont - pathfinder & mapmaker.
1848 Mormon Battalion - disbanded in Los Angeles & bound for Utah.
1849 First wagons of the gold seekers.
Thereafter used continually by Mormons, immigrants, fortune seekers, freighters, military expeditions and sight-seeing tourists.
 
Erected by Mojave River Valley Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 34° 53.28′ N, 117° 1.393′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia
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By Craig Baker, October 31, 2020
2. Mojave Riverbed Trail Marker
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Way and Barstow Road, on the left when traveling west on Virginia Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 270 E Virginia Way, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Charles Fremont (approx. ¾ mile away); The California Gold Rush (approx. ¾ mile away); General Steven Watts Kearny (approx. ¾ mile away); Jedediah Smith (approx. ¾ mile away); Kit Carson (approx. ¾ mile away); Amiel Weeks Whipple (approx. ¾ mile away); Father Garces (approx. ¾ mile away); Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
 
Also see . . .  Mohave River Trail. Digital Desert website entry (Submitted on September 24, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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By Craig Baker, October 31, 2020
3. Mojave River Valley Museum
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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