Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886
William Barstow Strong
Being named for Governor Waterman, owner of Waterman Mine and a mill nearby.
A post office was established on May 15, 1886 and the budding town of Waterman Junction was named Barstow, honoring William Barstow Strong the “Executor” of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads’ western achievements.
Erected 2004 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway marker series.
Location. 34° 53.935′ N, 117° 1.386′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Business Interstate 15) and Barstow Road on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East Main Street, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Harvey House (within shouting distance of this marker); National Old Trails Hwy/Route 66 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christiansen Memorial Plaza Calico Mountain Mines (about 500 feet away); Father Garces (about 600 feet away); Jedediah Smith (about 600 feet away); John Charles Fremont (about 600 feet away); Mojave Runners (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
More about this marker. 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 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.