Victorville in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Aaron Lane was born in New Hampshire in 1818. In 1847, Lane enlisted in Company H of the 9th U.S. Infantry to fight in the Mexican War. While in Mexico, Lane contracted malaria and was relieved of his duties. Finding
The Billy Holcomb Chapter
of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
Erected 2014 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 150.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 34° 34.347′ N, 117° 20.183′ W. Marker is in Victorville, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Turner Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mojave River Crossing (here, next to this marker); Emma Jean's (approx. 1½ miles away); Old Town Victorville Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mormon Springs (approx. 3.6 miles away); Family Home of B.J. Westlund, then Roy Rogers (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sanford Cutoff (approx. 15½ miles away).
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1. Lane's Crossing. Aaron Lane can be placed on the Mojave River as early as December 1858, at which time a theft took place on his property. The crime is noted in a letter dated December 16, 1859, from Brevet Major James Henry Carleton, First Dragoons, at Fort Tejon, to Major W. W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, in San Francisco. (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. Pioneer of the Mojave. This is the story of Victor Valley pioneer Captain A. G. Lane, the first permanent settler on the High Desert. In 1858 Lane located at a spot about one-half mile below the lower narrows of the Mojave River. (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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