Site is 200 ft W of westbound lane, I-8
(P.M. 2.3), just N of Mountain Springs Rd, 2.3 mi E of
county line, Mountain Springs. Plaque is located adjacent
to Desert View Tower, approximately 100 yards distant
from the Desert View Tower landmark plaque.
From the plaque:
From 1862-70, Peter Larkin
and Joe Stancliff used a stone house about a mile north
of here as a store from which ox teams pulled wagons up
a 30% grade. The San Diego and Fort Yuma Turnpike Co.
used the site as a toll road station until 1876. The crumbling
house was replaced in 1917 by another still visible to
its east. But road changes, beginning in 1878 and culminating
in today's highway, have left the older stone house ruins
First registered June 20, 1935. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in, Imperial Valley Pioneer and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. April 22, 1991.