#0963-1 Camp Cady (on the Mojave Road)


#0963-1 Camp Cady (on the Mojave Road)

Site information:

Take Harvard Rd offramp from I-15 and go south for .7 miles, turn left on Cherokee Rd and go 2.6 mi, turn right on dirt road and go about .6 mi to end of road.

Use caution, as the roads are sandy and may be difficult to drive. 

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Camp Cady (1860-1871)

Camp Cady was located on the Mojave Road which connected Los Angeles to Albuquerque. Non-Indian travel on this and the nearby Salt Lake Road was beset by Paiutes, Mohaves, and Chemehuevis defending their homeland. To protect both roads, Camp Cady was established by U.S. Dragoons in 1860. The main building was a stout mud redoubt. Improved camp structures were built 1/2 mile west in 1868. After peace was achieved, the military withdrew in 1871. This protection provided by Camp Cady enabled travelers, merchandise, and mail using both roads to boost California's economy and growth.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, State Department of Fish and Game, Mojave River Valley Museum, and Daggett Historical Society, Inc. May 1, 1994.

Registered 3/19/1985