"California Historical Marker #963" Top 5 Page for this destination Baker Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

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It reads: "The 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."

Address: Midway Rest Area, N-bound I-15
Directions: Located at the Clyde V Kane rest area, 30 mi NE of Barstow
Website: http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21476

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2012
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