Near Newberry-Baker in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1988 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, Bureau of Land Management and Mojave River Valley Museum Association. (Marker Number 963.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Mojave Road (Old Government Road) marker series.
Location. 35° 1.906′ N, 116° 28.22′ W. Marker is near Newberry-Baker, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Interstate 15, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the northbound side of Interstate 15 (I-15) in the Clyde V. Kane Safety Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Baker CA 92309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Cady (1860-1871) Historic Mojave River Road (approx. 12 miles away).
Regarding Mojave Road. Until the coming of the railroads, the chief route across this part of California was the Mojave Road. Heading west from the Colorado River, it passed several vital sources of water necessary for travelers' survival: Pah-Ute Springs, Rock Springs, Marl Springs, Soda Springs and the Mojave River in Afton Canyon. The route continued on through Cajon Pass in the San Bernardino Mountains to Drum Barracks near Los Angeles Harbor. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Also see . . . Mojave, Mohave or Mohahve? Discover what's behind the name. Is it Mojave, Mohave or Mohahve? In an attempt to satisfy the many inquiries on this subject, the Mohahve Historical Society uncovered considerable data, much variation and strong feelings on the subject. (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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