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 located at the Clyde V. Kane Rest Area.
Plaque 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.