Yucca Valley in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 2002 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Morongo Basin Historical Society. (Marker Number 109.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 34° 7.845′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57585-57699 Crestview Drive, Yucca Valley CA 92284, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneertown (approx. 5.6 miles away); Morongo Indian Village (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Integratron (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Regarding Warren's Well. Chuck Warren settled here in the 1880's. Yucca Valley was named after the Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) or "tree yucca" as Dr. Edmund Jaeger referred to them. Yucca Valley did not have a post office until 1945. Mail used to be delivered as far as Whitewater and then volunteers would take it up to Warren's Well for distribution. This is the original site of Warren's Well. Chuck Warren was wise to pay attention to the vegetation and thereby deduce he could dig a well that would provide water. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Also see . . . Yucca Valley and Warren's Well History. (Submitted on December 31, 2011.)
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