Near Daggett in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Forks of the Road
Erected 1999 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the County of San Bernardino. (Marker Number 98.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, the Mojave Road (Old Government Road), and the Old Spanish National Trail series lists.
Location. 34° 50.677′ N, 116° 46.108′ W. Marker is near Daggett, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on National Trails Highway west of Minneola Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is approximately 100 feet northwest of the intersection, south of the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40898 National Trails Highway, Daggett CA 92327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newberry Springs (approx. 4.8 miles away); Daggett Garage (approx. 6.7 miles away); Daggett (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bagdad Café, Newberry Springs, California (approx. 7.3 miles away); Calico Lives Again (approx. 9 miles away); Town of Calico (approx. 9 miles away); Lucy Bell LaneCalico’s School House (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daggett.
Regarding Forks of the Road. About 4 miles east of Yermo, the Mojave Road (Old Government Road) and the Old Spanish Trail joined. This junction was known as the Forks of the Road and divided the road from Utah from the road to Arizona. The Old Spanish Trail originally followed the ancient Mojave Indian Trail from the Colorado River towards the Pacific Ocean for trading purposes. Some remnants of the old trails are still visible. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
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