John & Dennis Searles Wagon Routes

John & Dennis Searles Wagon Routes (HMY99)

Location: Golden Valley, CA 93562 San Bernardino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 40.884', W 117° 23.475'

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1875 - 1895

This 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.
HM NumberHMY99
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number97
Year Placed2000
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with Searles Valley Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 464596 N 3948682
Decimal Degrees35.68140000, -117.39125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 40.884', W 117° 23.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 40' 53.04" N, 117° 23' 28.50" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 78625-78639 Pinnacle Rd, Golden Valley CA 93562, US
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