Pah-Ute Creek

Pah-Ute Creek (HMY7X)

Location: Big Bear, CA 92332 San Bernardino County
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N 34° 55.23', W 115° 4.068'

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Fort Pah-Ute

— Mojave Road —

Pah-Ute Creek, which runs year around, attracted many Indian tribes, who used several Indian trails through this area. The first white man to visit Pah-Ute Creek was Fr. Francisco Garces in May of 1776. It was given it's name by Lt. A.W. Whipple during his Pacific Railroad Expedition of 1854.

The War Department ordered, in 1857, that the Mojave Indian Trail be used as a wagon road from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean. It became known as the Mojave Road.

Fort Pah-Ute was established at this location for the protection of travelers and the U.S. Mail over the Mojave Road. The outpost existed from November 27th, 1867, to May 3, 1868 when it was ordered abandoned. The building was designed by Maj. General Irvin McDowell and Major Henry Robert. The fort was constructed by the men of Company D, 9th U.S. Infantry Regiment.
HM NumberHMY7X
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the The Mojave Road (Old Government Road) series.
Marker Number57
Year Placed1990
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus and the Needles Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 676498 N 3865930
Decimal Degrees34.92050000, -115.06780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.23', W 115° 4.068'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 13.80" N, 115° 4' 4.08" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37198 Lanfair Rd, Big Bear CA 92332, US
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