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

Slash X Ranch

 
 
Slash X Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2011
1. Slash X Ranch Marker
Inscription. The Slash X Ranch was started in 1942 by Lee and Mary Berry. Lee was known as the "Cattle Baron" of the Mojave Desert. At its peak the Slash X ran about 3000 head of cattle. Mary, his wife, did not want drinking and carousing in her house. So using cowboy logic... in 1953 Mr. Berry and some of his ranch hands built a cafe and bar across the road from the ranch house for the enjoyment of his ranch hands, friends and locals. The logs and beams used in the construction of the cafe and bar were shipped from Oregon. Note the large ceiling beam used inside the original cage. It was cut from a single section of timber and is believed to be both the largest and oldest solid wood beam in San Bernardino County.
 
Erected 2011 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 141.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 45.656′ N, 117° 0.624′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Barstow Road (California Route 247), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28040 Barstow Road, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America.
 
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Slash X Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2011
2. Slash X Ranch Marker
least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stoddard Wells Road (here, next to this marker); The California Gold Rush (approx. 9.6 miles away); John Charles Fremont (approx. 9.6 miles away); National Old Trails Hwy/Route 66 (approx. 9.6 miles away); General Steven Watts Kearny (approx. 9.6 miles away); Kit Carson (approx. 9.6 miles away); Amiel Weeks Whipple (approx. 9.6 miles away); Jedediah Smith (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
 
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Rear of the Marker Base Showing E Clampus Vitus Initials image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 30, 2013
3. Rear of the Marker Base Showing E Clampus Vitus Initials
Slash X Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 30, 2013
4. Slash X Ranch Marker
Slash X Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 30, 2013
5. Slash X Ranch Marker
Billy Holcomb 1069 Spring Clampout 6016 Slash X Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 29, 2011
6. Billy Holcomb 1069 Spring Clampout 6016 Slash X Ranch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2013, by Richard Hawkins of Phelan, California.   6. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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