Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Mormon Trail
In 1851, a wagon train of Mormon pioneers settled San Bernardino Valley. They established farms, ranches, stage stops, mining and freighting interests and started a pony express mail service between Southern California and Utah.
Mormon pioneers who settled here helped change California’s main economy to agriculture, establishing California’s pioneer era of 1846-1886.
Erected 2005 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
Location. 34° 53.953′ N, 117° 1.608′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of North First Street and East Main Street on North First Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North First Street, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); General Beale Uses Camels The California Gold Rush (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amiel Weeks Whipple (about 400 feet away); Mojave Runners (about 500 feet away); General Steven Watts Kearny (about 500 feet away); Kit Carson (about 500 feet away); John Charles Fremont (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
More about this marker. This mural is the fourth 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 . . . Main Street Murals. (Submitted on December 16, 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 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.