The Mormon Trail

The Mormon Trail (HMY52)

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

N 34° 53.953', W 117° 1.608'

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The Southern Route of the Mormon Trail followed paths explored by Father Garces and Jedediah Smith. In 1848, Mormon Battalion Captain Jefferson Hunt trailed cattle to Utah on this trail. The Daniel Davis family, also of the Mormon Battalion, followed in a covered wagon - the first American family to travel the route.

In 1851, a wagon train of Mormon pioneers settled San Bernardino Valley. They established farms, ranches, stage stops, mining and freighting interests and started a pony express mail service between Southern California and Utah.

Mormon pioneers who settled here helped change California's main economy to agriculture, establishing California's pioneer era of 1846-1886.
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HM NumberHMY52
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByBarstow's Main Street Mural Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 497551 N 3861866
Decimal Degrees34.89921667, -117.02680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.953', W 117° 1.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 57.18" N, 117° 1' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-154 E Cozy Ave, Barstow CA 92311, US
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