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#618:  Garces-Smith Monument

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Location:

On Forest Road 2N49, see GPS coordinates for location

34.245524,-117.353408

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

This monument marks an old Indian trail, the Mojave Trail, used by Father Garcés in March 1776 on his trip from Needles to San Gabriel. The same trail was used by Jedediah Smith in 1826 on his first trip through San Bernardino Valley.


From the plaque:

The Mojave Indian Trail Traveled by Francisco Garces March, 1776, and Jedediah S. Smith November, 1826.

This tablet was placed by San Bernardino County Historical Society 1931



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