The Old Spanish Trail

The Old Spanish Trail (HMY5X)

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

N 34° 53.936', W 117° 1.6'

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The first explorers kept detailed journals of their expeditions detailing the route taken and the friendly and hostile encounters with Indians along the way. Journals assisted those who followed and helped communicate the New World that was being discovered.

The Mexican mule trains traveled a distance of 1200 miles across 6 states from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. The mule train was often led in single file and the caravans could be as long as a mile. Indians watch the trail from the safety of their mountain hideout.

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[Use the desert animal key to name & find the animals in the main mural. How many can you find?]California Quail - Codorniz Californiana · Mountain Lion - Gato Montes · Tarantula - Tarantula · Golpher Snake - Serpiente del Gopher · Cotton Tail Rabbit - Coneiode Colade Algodon · Horned Toad - Sapode DuernosCoyote - Coyote · Scorpion - Escorpion · Side Blotched Lizard - Legarto de Lado Blotched

Old Spanish Trail 1829-48
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Road Runner - Correcaminos · Banded King Snake - Serpiente del Ray · Golden Eagle - Aguila Dorada · Desert Tortoise - Tortuga · Hare - Liebre · Great Horned Owl - Gran Buho de Cuernos · Mule - Mula Dog - Perro

Our picture shows a silent mountain lion looking out at the many different animals that live in the desert. The mule train is climbing the distant hill. The animals in this picture are living happily in their natural habitat. We ask you to think about them and respect the plant and animal life of the desert. You can help save our environment. Thank You.

This picture shows the Mexicans greeting Indians at their camp by a watering hole along the trail. The Indians and Mexicans traded goods. Indians helped the Mexicans find the easiest trails.
HM NumberHMY5X
Year Placed2007
Placed ByBarstow's Main Street Mural Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 497563 N 3861835
Decimal Degrees34.89893333, -117.02666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.936', W 117° 1.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 56.16" N, 117° 1' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 E Main St, Barstow CA 92311, US
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