Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The California Gold Rush
Erected 2006 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 34° 53.915′ N, 117° 1.538′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business Interstate 15), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 East Main Street, 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. Amiel Weeks Whipple (a few steps from this marker); General Steven Watts KearnyKit Carson (within shouting distance of this marker); Mojave Runners (within shouting distance of this marker); John Charles Fremont (within shouting distance of this marker); Jedediah Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Garces (within shouting distance of this marker); Calico Mountain Mines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
More about this marker. This mural is the seventh in the series. Barstow’s Main Street murals are intended to illustrate Barstow’s past and enhance its future. The murals line historic Route 66, the Mother Road. The murals depict aspects of the history of Barstow and the surrounding area. New murals are added annually.
Also see . . . Main Street Murals. (Submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.