“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Baker, California

Clickable Map of San Bernardino County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> San Bernardino County, CA (314) Inyo County, CA (131) Kern County, CA (334) Los Angeles County, CA (1857) Orange County, CA (448) Riverside County, CA (223) La Paz County, AZ (33) Mohave County, AZ (100) Clark County, NV (186)  SanBernardinoCounty(314) San Bernardino County (314)  InyoCounty(131) Inyo County (131)  KernCounty(334) Kern County (334)  LosAngelesCounty(1857) Los Angeles County (1857)  (448) Orange County (448)  RiversideCounty(223) Riverside County (223)  LaPazCountyArizona(33) La Paz County (33)  MohaveCounty(100) Mohave County (100)  ClarkCountyNevada(186) Clark County (186)
San Bernardino is the county seat for San Bernardino County
Baker is in San Bernardino County
      San Bernardino County (314)  
      Inyo County (131)  
      Kern County (334)  
      Los Angeles County (1857)  
      Orange County (448)  
      Riverside County (223)  
      La Paz County, Arizona (33)  
      Mohave County, Arizona (100)  
      Clark County, Nevada (186)  
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1 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — A Lost Lake
The dry lake bed before you was once part of ancient Lake Mojave. During the last ice age, a cooler and wetter climate produced the Mojave River. It flowed inland about 150 miles from the San Bernardino Mountains, until its waters became trapped . . . Map (db m83467) HM
2 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — A Traveler's RestSoda Springs — Zzyzx —
The waters here at Soda Springs have sustained people of many cultures for thousands of years. Nomadic Chemehuevi people and the agrarian Mohave Indians visited these springs during hunting, gathering, and trading trips through the area. Their . . . Map (db m83465) HM
3 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — 22 — Francis Marion "Borax" Smith
Francis Marion "Borax" Smith built the railroad to move borax out of the hills and Death Valley in 1907 to replace the twenty mule teams that crossed this way to Ludlow.Map (db m123898) HM
4 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — 622 — Harry Wade Exit Route
Some 100 wagons found themselves in Salt Lake City too late to cross the Sierra Nevada. They banded together under the name of Sand Walking Co. and started for the gold fields in California over the old Spanish Trail. After being in Death Valley . . . Map (db m159400) HM
5 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — 74 — Marl Springs / Seventeenmile Point
Marl Springs Marl Springs was named in 1854 by Army Surveyor Lt. Amiel Whipple for the clay-like soil around the two waterholes. With the establishment of Fort Mojave in 1859, the Mojave (or Old Government) Road came into existence. Marl . . . Map (db m159025) HM
6 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — Salt CreekA Desert and Riperian and Wetland Area
Though they comprise less than 9 percent of the 270 million acres of public lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, riparian and wetland areas, such as Salt Creek, are considered the most productive resources found on public lands. . . . Map (db m72926) HM
7 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — Salt Creek HillsArea of Critical Environmental Concern
This area was the focus of both prehistoric...American activities and historic...mining. The rich environment provides...for numerous species. Please...protect these natural and c... This ACEC is open for hiking and non...d vehicle use. . . . Map (db m72928) HM
8 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — 34 — Soda Springs - Zzyzx Mineral Springs
In 1860 the U.S. Army established an outpost at Soda Springs to protect government supplies from Indians. Later, miners processed the adjacent lake minerals. In 1906 the Tonopah & Tidewater railroad arrived. From 1944 to 1974 Dr. Curtis H. Springer . . . Map (db m78587) HM
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9 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — The Desert Studies CenterZzyzx
[Panel #1] 1776 - 1830: Early Explorers Francisco Garces 1776 - As the Revolutionary War broke out, California was still a province of Spain, and the Spanish government decided to help feed a hungry Mexico by farming the . . . Map (db m83575) HM
10 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — World’s Tallest Thermometer
Dedicated on this Saturday, October 11, 2014, to Willis and Barbara Herron, original owners / founders of the World’s Tallest Thermometer. Facts: Built in 1991, 134 feet tall, representative of the world's hottest . . . Map (db m159379) HM
11 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — Zzyzx Mineral Springs ResortDesert Studies Center
The Last Word and the Last Chance In 1944, radio evangelist Curtis Howe Springer filed a mining claim on public lands here at Soda Springs and established Zzyzx Mineral Springs resort. Over the next 30 years, Springer transformed . . . Map (db m221075) HM
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Feb. 24, 2024