1875 - 1895This monument commemorates two wagon routes used by the Searles brothers to haul borax from their plant on Borax Lake (now Searles Lake) to the railhead at Mojave. The southern route traveled west of the Trona Pinnacles to Searles' freight station at Garden City. This is the present route of the Trona Railway which connects with the Union Pacific at Searles Station. Garden City was a virtual oasis, providing food and shelter for the teamsters and a barn accommodating 100 mules. The western route went through Salt Wells Canyon (Poison Canyon) to a dry station one mile from the head of the canyon and on to garden City where both routes joined. It then continued through Garlock and connected with the road to Mojave.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with Searles Valley Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 464596 N 3948682|
|Decimal Degrees||35.68140000, -117.39125000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 40.884', W 117° 23.475'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 40' 53.04" N, 117° 23' 28.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 78625-78639 Pinnacle Rd, Golden Valley CA 93562, US|
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