Las Flores Ranch / Mojave Trail

Las Flores Ranch / Mojave Trail (HMY5R)

Location: Hesperia, CA 92345 San Bernardino County
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N 34° 18.676', W 117° 19.407'

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[This is a four sided monument with four different markers:]

Side A:
Las Flores Ranch
Near this spot on March 25, 1866, Edwin Parrish, Nephi Bemis and Pratt Whiteside, young cowboys employed on this ranch, were ambushed, killed and mutiliated by Piute Indians, who then burned several ranch buildings and fled down the Mojave River to the rocky narrows below Victorville.

Side B:
At or near this place was once located a Vanyume Indian village called Guapiabit, where, in 1808, the Franciscan Fray Zalvidea baptised two old men and three aged women.

The devoted father, soon to assume the administration of the Mission San Gabriel, had traveled from Santa Barbara as official diarist of an expedition sent out in quest of suitable sites for inland missions.

Side C:
Until 1924, this fenced lane was used as a part of the county road down Summit Valley from Cajon Pass.

From here, a branch road once led across the West For, just below the present bridge, and followed up the stream to connect with old lumber roads in the mountains.

Side D:
Mojave Trail
This secluded valley once bore a primitive traffic and knew the lithe tread of native feet.

The ancient Indian trail from the Colorado River to the coast led up the Mojave River into the mountains and climbed Sawpit Canyon to the summit of the range.

The Piute Indians, using this trail, left a pathway which guided explorer, priest and pioneer across the desert waste and over the mountain barrier.

When the Mormons came, in 1851, immigrant wagons already worn a well marked road through Cajon Pass . Threafter, the old Mojave Trail was little used.
HM NumberHMY5R
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the The Mojave Road (Old Government Road) series.
Marker Number1
Year Placed1969
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 470239 N 3796716
Decimal Degrees34.31126667, -117.32345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 18.676', W 117° 19.407'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 18' 40.56" N, 117° 19' 24.42" W
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Area Code(s)760, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6304 Pacific Crest Trail, Hesperia CA 92345, US
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