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Old Highway 395 Part 18 The Cajon Pass/Interstate 15

With the gold rush in Holcomb Valley blacksmith Jed Van Dusen constructed a new road in 1861 from the Pass into Belleville and the state authorized construction of a toll road through the Pass to a partnership led by John Brown the same year The new turnpike started near Devore and went up the canyon through modern Blue Cut where the toll...

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Adventure Pass Vendors List

Vendor Name Address City Zip Phone Products 4 Points Liquor 5510 Pearblossom Hwy Palmdale 93552 661-533-1366 Annual Daily Secondary 5 Points Shell 26745 Hwy 189...

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Pioneers of California

He discovered the largest gold deposit in the Big Bear Mountains which created the Southern California gold rush Jefferson Hunt - A captain of the Mormon Battalion he acted as a guide for forty-niners and freighters through the Cajon Pass He was the guide of the 1851 wagon train to establish the Mormon settlement of San Bernardino...

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San Bernardino

Location Call San Bernardino National Forest Cajon Ranger District 714/887-2576 for permission to view plaque and directions NO 619 HOLCOMB VALLEY - Southern California s largest gold rush followed the discovery of rich placer deposits by William F Holcomb and Ben Choteau on May 4 1860 Miners rushed to the valley and established boom towns...

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Shortcut for Route 66 in Cajon Pass BackRoadsWest Trips Blog

One of the main travel routes was over the Cajon Pass Also in 1860 gold was discovered in the San Bernardino Mountains near current-day Big Bear Lake which attracted an onslaught of gold-seekers An area entrepreneur named John Brown saw the need for an improved road over the Cajon Pass not only for cross-country travelers and pioneers but...

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The San Bernardinos The Mountain Country from Cajon Pass

Nearby Cajon Pass was traversed by explorers horse thieves traders and finally by railroads and highways -- one of the major routes into Southern California Mormon lumbermen were first to tap the crest forests and for a half century timber cutting was a major economic activity in the San Bernardinos...

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City of San Bernardino

With the gold rush in full swing a constitutional convention was held in Monterey which drew up California s first constitution then entered the Cajon Pass through Coyote Canyon and the East Cajon Narrows the Lugos sold the Rancho Juan Antonio and his cowboys moved up into San Timoteo Canyon and started a rancheria near El Casco...

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City of San Bernardino

In 1849 Captain Jefferson Hunt led a wagon train of gold seekers through Cajon Pass on the Old Spanish Trail in the easternmost reach of El Cajon The severe difficulty of getting the wagon train through has been recounted by Sheldon Stoddard and Sidney P Waite who were in Hunt s 1849 party...

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Pioneer of the Mojave

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION This is the story of Victor Valley pioneer Captain A G Lane the first permanent settler on the High Desert In 1858 Lane located at a spot about one-half mile below the lower narrows of the Mojave River...

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El Cajon CA mining mines mine owners and mine statistics

El Cajon CA mines mine companies mine owners and mine information US-Mining provides information on mines operators and minerals mined in El Cajon CA...

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Cajon Pass

As a result not only could one witness such famous trains as the Chief Super Chief and El Capitan but also Union Pacific s City of Los Angeles Challenger and Gold Coast One of Cajon s first noteworthy improvement projects occurred in 1913 when a second line was completed boasting two tunnels to help accommodate growing traffic levels...

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Cajon Pass San Bernardino

Cajon Pass - Way Over the Mountains in San Bernardino We were driving from Palm Springs to Lancaster So for our route over the San Bernardino mountains we drove over Cajon Pass This is also a favorite pass to watch trains Read more Date of experience May 2017 1 Helpful vote...

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Holcomb Valley Gold Discovery

Holcomb Valley Gold Discovery L Burr Belden When the word California and gold are linked one instinctively thinks of the Mother Load district in the Sierra but there have been literally scores of major gold discoveries in this state all the way from the mountains of San Diego County to the Oregon border Gold was first found in what is now San Bernardino County in 1849 by overland...

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THE GOLD PLACERS OF LOS ANGELES

The gold miner was the aristocrat of that period and the pastoral people of Southern California were looked upon by the Argonauts as financial if not social pariahs The seekers after the golden fleece who came to California by the southern routes poured into Los Angeles by the thousands through the Cajon Pass through the San Gorgonio and by way...

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History of the Cajon Pass

Cajon Pass A Brief History of the Cajon Pass The Cajon Pass is the valley that separates the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountain rang At one time these two ranges were one formed by the San Andreas fault where two continental plates the North American and the Pacific plates push against each other As the years passed a low point eroded by water and helped along by additional...

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The Lesser

Apr 10 2019 0183 32 Between 1848 and 1854 up to 300 000 people entered the region as part of the Gold Rush resulting in Californios and Indigenous people being...

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Gold in the Sun 1900

From El Centro railroad tracks reached like arms of pincers around the ends of the sand hills The rails of the Southern Pacific subsidiary the Inter-California Railway ran north from El Centro to Niland 127 feet below sea level to meet the main line near the eastern side...

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Cajon Pass

The Cajon Pass photos of points of interest Cajon Pass Looking south down the Cajon Pass The San Andreas fault where the North American and Pacific continental plates meet and grind together a mountain range was formed millions of years agoThe single range divided and was cut at a right angle by streams flowing toward the lower basin the higher plate tore away from the ridg...

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San Bernardino National Forest

Forest Headquarters 602 S Tippecanoe Ave San Bernardino CA 92408 909 382-2682 Voice TDD/TTY dial 800 735-2922 Barton Flats Visitor Center...

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The California Gold Rush American Experience Official

Sep 20 2017 0183 32 A Rush of Gold Seekers By 1849 the non-native population of California had grown to almost 100 000 people Nearly two-thirds were Americans Upon arrival in...

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MAPS PICS SITES THAT MAY HOLD TREASURE LOST OR NOT

Jul 20 2008 0183 32 AREA 1 The whole area of Cajon Canyon has been worked for gold since the time that the Mormon Batallion disbanded and made its way back towards Utah via Devore 1847 Directly east of the Highway Patrol scales of the southbound I-15 is a monument to these Mormons who among other things founded San Bernardino...

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Gold Prospecting near San Diego

Gold has been mined in San Diego County for over 200 years and gold prospectors are still finding gold nuggets there today There are gold veins in some lode mining districts and gold can be panned in the San Diego River along with many other small placer occurrenc...

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Cajon Pass Route 66 California

Apr 11 2019 0183 32 Cajon Pass is located well to the west of the Rocky Montains so there is no risk of tornados in this part of California Tornado Risk read more about Tornado Risk along Route66 Getting to Cajon Pass You can reach Cajon Pass along old Route 66 which here is named Old National Trails Highway Also from I-15 which goes right through it...

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Eldoradoville The Forgotten Boom Town of the San Gabriels

In the early 1850s just a few years after California had ceased to be Mexican territory it is believed that a group of prospectors wandered into the San Gabriel Mountains via the Cajon Pass They found gold in the canyons of the East Fork and decided to stay according to the Los Angeles Star...

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blue cut cajon pass gold

Old Highway 395 Part 18 The Cajon Pass/Interstate 15 The Cajon Pass/Interstate 15 Cajon Boulevard With the gold rush in Holcomb From the very beginning Blue Cut had always been the bane of Cajon Pass Contact Supplier...

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Santa Fe And Salt Lake Trail Monument

The Santa Fe And Salt Lake Trail Monument was designated a California Historic Landmark No576 on May 17 1957 Santa Fe And Salt Lake Trail Monument marks the place two Historic trail merged in Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County CaliforniaThe Old Spanish Trail trade route and the Mohave Trail-Mojave Road merged in Cajon Pass The large white marker is just off the Interstate 15 in...

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