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Near Newberry-Baker in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pozos de San Juan de Dios

 
 
Pozos de San Juan de Dios<br>[Marker Missing] image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
1. Pozos de San Juan de Dios
[Marker Missing]
Inscription.  On March 8, 1776, Fr. Francis Garces, OFM, on his most famous journey of over 2,000 miles from Mission San Xavier Del Bac, Tucson, Arizona, to Mission San Gabriel, California, rested here and named these waterholes "St. John of God Springs", (Marl Springs), and on the return journey passed through here, May 22, same year.
 
Erected 1972 by Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, St. Mary Desert Valley Hospital Apple Valley, California in cooperation with the San Bernardino County Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionExploration. In addition, it is included in the Mojave Road (Old Government Road) series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 10.147′ N, 115° 38.891′ W. Marker was near Newberry-Baker, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker could be reached from Old Government Road. Marker is located on the Mojave National Preserve and is on what became the Mojave Trail (Old Government Road.).
Pozos de San Juan de Dios Marker Base image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 27, 2010
2. Pozos de San Juan de Dios Marker Base
Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Boron CA 93516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Mojave Road (approx. 7.9 miles away); Kelso Jail (approx. 10.8 miles away); Kelso Depot (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Pozos de San Juan de Dios. The plaque was placed many years ago by a Catholic organization that thought this site was Pozos de San Juan de Dios. Since then most historians who have studied Garcés’ route have determined that this information is incorrect. It has been decided that the marker will not be replaced.
 
Pozos de San Juan de Dios Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 27, 2010
3. Pozos de San Juan de Dios Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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