Fort Pah-Ute

Fort Pah-Ute (HMYLO)

Location: Charleston, CA 29401 San Bernardino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 6.883', W 114° 59.063'

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(1867-68)

As many as eighteen enlisted men of Company "D," 9th U.S. Infantry once served duty here within the now crumbling walls of "Fort Pah-Ute." Although never established as an official fort, "Pah-Ute Creek," as it was commonly called, did house a small number of army troops from November 17, 1867 to May 3, 1868.

During the 1860's, a chain of five military "redoubts," including "Fort Pah-Ute," were established approximately "a day's ride apart," spanning the Mohave Desert from "Camp Cady" near Barstow, California, to Fort Mohave on the Colorado River.

This once important road which historically linked Los Angeles, California with Prescott, Arizona soon became obsolete upon completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad's Needles to Mohave line in 1883. With the continued growth of the railroad and the abandonment of the "Mojave Road" as a major transportation route, "Fort Pah-Ute" slowly deteriorated to its present state of ruin.

The low rock walls running from the fort down the rocky slope in the foreground represented a portion of a large corral of unknown origin, which was probably constructed after the fort was abandoned.

Archaeological resources are protected by the 1906 Antiquities Act and the 1979 Archaeological Resources Protection Act.
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HM NumberHMYLO
Series This marker is part of the The Mojave Road (Old Government Road) series
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 683684 N 3887623
Decimal Degrees35.11471667, -114.98438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.883', W 114° 59.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 52.98" N, 114° 59' 3.78" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12-14 Old Government Rd, Charleston CA 29401, US
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