The Old Spanish Trail 1829 - 1848
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 53.921 W 113° 56.071
12S E 238520 N 4087655
Quick Description: Historical marker giving a brief history of an early trail through the area.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 12:47:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM4W3T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 52

Long Description:

The Old Spanish Trail
1829 - 1848

The Old Spanish Trail, the main trade route between Santa Fe and Los Angeles, passed this way beginning in 1829.  At the end of the Mexican-American War this portion of the route evolved into what was variously known as the Salt Lake Road, The Mormon Trail, the California Road and eventually U.S. Hwy. 91.  The original pack trail descended Utah Hill, passed through Beaver Dam, then followed the Virgin River toward Las Vegas.  As wagon traffic increased in the 1850s the route veered westward near today's Utah-Arizona border to avoid the river gorge.  In January, 2005 a major flood roared through this valley, destroying thirty homes and causing massive property damage.

Dedicated March 19, 2005(Year 6010 of our order) by the Matt Warner 1900, Billy Holcomb 1069,  and Queho Posse 1919 Chapters of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E. Clampus Vitus - text of marker

Marker Name: The Old Spanish Trail 1829 - 1848

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Mohave

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Matt Warner 1900, Billy Holcomb 1069, and Queho Posse 1919 Chapters of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E. Clampus Vitus


Year placed: 2005

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