Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886

Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886 (HMY3W)

Location: Barstow, CA 92311 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 53.935', W 117° 1.386'

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William Barstow Strong

In 1885, the California Southern R.R. Co. connected with the Atlantic and Pacific R.R. line on the Mojave River creating Waterman Junction.
Being named for Governor Waterman, owner of Waterman Mine and a mill nearby.
A post office was established on May 15, 1886 and the budding town of Waterman Junction was named Barstow, honoring William Barstow Strong the "Executor" of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads' western achievements.
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HM NumberHMY3W
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByBarstow's Main Street Mural Project
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 4:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 497889 N 3861833
Decimal Degrees34.89891667, -117.02310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.935', W 117° 1.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 56.10" N, 117° 1' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 413 E Main St, Barstow CA 92311, US
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