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#963:  The Mojave Road

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Location:

Site of road runs from Drum Barracks in Wilmington to where State Route 66 crosses Los Angeles County line into San Bernardino County

33.784496,-118.257451

 

 

Plaque:

No Plaque

Notes:

This is one end of the road. The other end marked by a plaque in San Bernadino county.


From the Guidebook:

Long ago, Mohave Indians used a network of pathways to cross the Mojave Desert. In 1826, American trapper Jedediah Smith used their paths and became the first non-Indian to reach the California coast overland from mid-America. The paths were worked into a military wagon road in 1859. This "Mojave Road" remained a major link between Los Angeles and points east until a railway crossed the desert in 1885.



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