Phelan in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
William T. B. Sanford was killed in the 1863 explosion of the steamer Ada Hancock in San Pedro Harbor.
Plaque Dedicated May 3, 2015 by the Billy Holcomb Chapter of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.
Erected 2015 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 154.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 34° 24.216′ N, 117° 30.969′ W. Marker is in Phelan, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Manada Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8355 Manada Road, Phelan CA 92371, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormon Trail Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Stoddard-Waite Monument (approx. 7½ miles away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (approx. 7½ miles away); Blue Cut (approx. 10 miles away); Lytle Creek Canyon (approx. 11.9 miles away); Las Flores Ranch Barn Las Flores Ranch / Mojave Trail (approx. 12.7 miles away); Sycamore Grove (approx. 14.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. William T. B. Sanford. William T.B. Sanford (died 1863) was a road builder, a landowner and the second postmaster of Los Angeles, California, after it became a part of the United States. He was a member of the Los Angeles Common Council in 1853–54. (Submitted on February 10, 2015, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. The Toll Road Through Cajon Pass. The following year, freighters Phineas Banning and W. T. B. Sanford constructed a much better wagon road through the west Cajon valley. The route was not nearly as rough as the crossing on the old Spanish Trail five or six miles to the east, but it lengthened the travel by several miles and it was described as being excessively steep at the summit. (Submitted on February 10, 2015, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
3. Wagon Train Ranch & Co. A non-profit organization dedicated to educating school children about the past. They have a full-sized wagons, displays, and mock-ups. (Submitted on May 6, 2015, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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