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Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Father Garces

1738-1781

 
 
Father Garces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. Father Garces Marker
Inscription. In early 1776, he set out northward from Yuma Villages on the Colorado River on a journey that took him across the Mojave Desert to the Mission of San Gabriel. He was a master of finding guides who would escort him through their own lands.
 
Erected 2006 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
 
Location. 34° 53.925′ N, 117° 1.496′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on East Main Street / National Trails Highway (Business Interstate 15), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 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. Jedediah Smith (a few steps from this marker); John Charles Fremont (a few steps from this marker); Kit Carson (within shouting distance of this marker); Mojave Runners (within shouting distance of this marker); General Steven Watts Kearny (within shouting distance of this marker); Christiansen Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Calico Mountain Mines (within shouting distance of this marker); Amiel Weeks Whipple (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
 
More about this marker.
Father Garces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. Father Garces Marker
The Early Explorers is the subject of the sixth mural 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 . . .
1. Fr. Fransicso Graces. (Submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Main Street Murals. (Submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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Father Garces Mural image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. Father Garces Mural
The marker is on the left in this picture.
Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory
[click image to enlarge]
Historic Murals on Route 66’s last existing
“Main St”
Illustrating Barstow’s Past to Enhance Its Future

Working to build pride and unity within our community and revitalize Historic Downtown Barstow through the preservation and celebration of our rich cultural heritage through education programs, walking tours, public art and festivals.

We welcome new members who appreciate the power of public art and have a vision for how it can become a revitalizing force in the community.
For further information Tel: 760 257 1052
www.mainstreetmurals.com
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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