Long ago Mohave Indians used a network of Pathways to cross the Mojave Desert. In 1826 American trapper Jedediah Smith used their Paths and became the first non-Indian to Reach the California coast overland from Mid-America. The paths were worked into a Military wagon road in 1859. This Mojave road remained a major link between Los Angeles And points east until a railroad crossed the Desert in 1883.
California registered Historical landmark no. 963
Plague placed by the state department of parks And recreation in cooperation with Billy Holcomb chapter of E Clampus Vitus, bureau of land management and Mojave River Valley Museum Association Oct. 9, 1988.