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Camp Cady (1860-1871)

 
 
Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 3, 2010
1. Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker
Inscription. Camp Cady was located on the Mojave Road which connected Los Angeles to Albuquerque. Non-Indian travel on this and the nearby Salt Lake Road was beset by Paiutes, Mohaves, and Chemehuevis defending their homeland. To protect both roads, Camp Cady was esablished by U.S. Dragoons in 1860. The main building was a stout mud redoubt. Improved camp structures were built 1/2 mile west in 1868. After peace was achieved, the military withdrew in 1871. This protection provided by Camp Cady enabled travelers, merchandise, and mail using both roads to boost California's economy and growth.
 
Erected 1994 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, State Department of Fish and Game, Mojave River Valley Museum, and Daggett Historical Society, Inc. (Marker Number 963-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Mojave Road (Old Government Road) marker series.
 
Location. 34° 56.703′ N, 116° 35.953′ W. Marker is in Newberry Springs, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from Cherokee Road. Touch for map. From Interstate 15 (I-15) exit Harvard Road. Cross the rail-road tracks and and turn left at Cherokee
Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 3, 2010
2. Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker
Road. Drive east on Cherokee Road and turn right at the end of the fence made of rail-road ties and barbed wire. Marker is on the Califorina Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Refuge on the north side of the Mojave River. This road can be extremely sandy and treacherous. Marker is in this post office area: Newberry Springs CA 92365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Mojave River Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bagdad Cafe (approx. 9 miles away); Mojave Road (approx. 9.5 miles away); Newberry Springs (approx. 9.5 miles away); Forks of the Road (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Camp Cady (1860-1871). Platrix Chapter No. 2 had erected a marker commemorating Camp Cady in October 1966. It has been missing for some time. This site had been named a State Point of Historical Interest on May 9, 1975. More recent research determined this site played an important enough role in the history of our state to warrant a designation of California Registered Historical Landmark as part of the overall Mojave Road commemoration. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Also see . . .  Historic California Posts: Camp Cady
Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 3, 2010
3. Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker
. Located about 20 miles east of Barstow, San Bernardino County, Camp Cady was posted on April 14, 1860, in compliance with an order by General N. .S. Clarke, by Major Carleton with Company K, 1st Dragoons, aggregating 80 men, near the Mojave River Road. The encampment was called Camp Cady for Major Albemarle Cady, 6th Infantry, then in command of Fort Yuma. For three months the Dragoons quartered themselves in temporary shelters of brush and mud or dugouts similar to those used later by the region's miners. (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 3, 2010
4. Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker
Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 3, 2010
5. Camp Cady (1860-1871) Marker
Property of the State of California Department of Fish & Game
Injury, Disturbing or theft of this property punishable by both fine and imprisonment
Front of Barn, Facing East image. Click for full size.
By Barbara S. Taylor, September 12, 2013
6. Front of Barn, Facing East
Harvard Road Railroad Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 3, 2010
7. Harvard Road Railroad Crossing
Old Barn and Buildings at Camp Cady image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 16, 2012
8. Old Barn and Buildings at Camp Cady
Camp Cady image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 16, 2012
9. Camp Cady
Camp Cady Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 16, 2012
10. Camp Cady Building
The Ruins of Old Camp Cady (East) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 16, 2012
11. The Ruins of Old Camp Cady (East)
The Ruins of Old Camp Cady (West) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 16, 2012
12. The Ruins of Old Camp Cady (West)
A Modern View of the Old Camp Cady Site image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 16, 2012
13. A Modern View of the Old Camp Cady Site
Event Patch image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 1994
14. Event Patch
Spring Clampout - 1994
Camp Cady - ECV 1069
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   6. submitted on September 12, 2013, by Barbara Sue Taylor of Bear Valley Springs,, California.   7. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   14. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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