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Old Spanish Trail - San Dimas, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 34° 06.422 W 117° 48.185
11S E 425928 N 3774314
Quick Description: A plaque baout the Old Spanish Trial in San Dimas, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2014 11:27:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMMEYF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
Views: 1

Long Description:
"This plaque commemorates the 1200-mile Old Spanish Trail, an historic pack trail from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. This trail was used by Native Americans, explorers, trappers, immigrants, and Mexican traders who brought woolen goods from New Mexico in exchange for highly prized California mules and horses. In active use between 1829 and 1848, the portion passing through San Dimas became known as the "Upper San Bernardino Road" and was later used by wagons and stagecoaches. Congress designated the routes as the Old Spanish National Historic Trail in 2002."
Road of Trail Name: Old Spanish Trail

State: CA

County: USA

Historical Significance:
connected the northern New Mexico settlements near or in Santa Fe, New Mexico with that of Los Angeles, California and southern California


Years in use: 1830-1850

How you discovered it:
Next to city hall.


Why?:
used by traders to get from New Mexico to California


Directions:
245 East Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773


Book on Wagon Road or Trial: Not listed

Website Explination: Not listed

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