Forks of the Road

Forks of the Road (HMY8K)

Location: Daggett, CA 92327 San Bernardino County
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N 34° 50.677', W 116° 46.108'

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Three miles north lies the Mojave River and the site of Forks of the Road. This was the junction of two major travel routes: The Old Spanish or Salt Lake Trail and The Ancient Mojave River Trail. In the 1830s and 1840s the Old Spanish Trail saw regular trade caravans from Santa Fe, bound for Los Angeles via Cajon Pass. The founding of Salt Lake City in 1847 and Mormon San Bernardino in 1851 brought renewed traffic, as did limited numbers of 49ers during the Gold Rush. The Mohave River Trail was an ancient trade route between the Native American tribes of the Colorado River and the California Coast. In 1849 it became the basis for a military road linking Fort Mojave in Arizona with Drum Barracks in Los Angeles. This is now commonly known as the Mojave Road. Never a specific spot, the Forks of the Road is better understood as a large braided network of individual tracks.
HM NumberHMY8K
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the The Mojave Road (Old Government Road) series.
Marker Number94
Year Placed1999
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the County of San Bernardino
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 521167 N 3855836
Decimal Degrees34.84461667, -116.76846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.677', W 116° 46.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 40.62" N, 116° 46' 6.48" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32610-32624 Minneola Rd, Daggett CA 92327, US
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