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

Movement in the Desert

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 18, 2015
1. Movement in the Desert Marker
Inscription. To cross the dry and rugged Mojave Desert, early inhabitants developed foot trails traveling from spring to spring. These trails evolved from footpaths to pack routes and then wagon roads as Euro-Americans entered the desert. Railroad routes strayed from the wagon roads in search of easier grades, and the first automobile roads followed the rail lines, as trains could be flagged down in an emergency.
 
Location. 35° 26.148′ N, 115° 42.09′ W. Marker is in Nipton, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on South Interstate 15. Touch for map. Valley Wells Rest Area on the south-bound side of Interstate 15 (I-15). Marker is at or near this postal address: South Interstate 15, Nipton CA 92364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Who Has Lived Here? (here, next to this marker); Ranching and Mining (here, next to this marker); Western Expansion (here, next to this marker); Railroads Revolutionize Transportation (a few steps from this marker); Valley Wells (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Movement in the Desert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 18, 2015
2. Movement in the Desert Marker
Movement in the Desert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 18, 2015
3. Movement in the Desert Marker
Movement in the Desert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 18, 2015
4. Movement in the Desert Marker
The Southern Pacific line from Mojave to Needles, completed in 1883, was the first rail ine to cross the central Mohave Desert.
Movement in the Desert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 18, 2015
5. Movement in the Desert Marker
As automobile travel became popular in the 1920s, the Autombile Club of Southern California created a uniform signing system, posting thousands of porcelain-on-steel signs.
Movement in the Desert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 18, 2015
6. Movement in the Desert Marker
Wagon share the road with automobiles near Ludlow, 1915.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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