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Pioneer of the Mojave

Toll Road Through Cajon Pass


Portion of old road near Cajon Summit

Toll Road Through Cajon Pass

The economy of the desert community in pioneer days was, and still is for that matter, ...

Sanford's Road Through the Cajon Pass

The toll road was an adaptation of the old Spanish Trail, which, prior to Brown's improvement, ...

Brown's Turnpike and Van Dusen's Road

So while Sanford's road was definitely an improvement, the trip over the summit was ...

Brown's Hardships Due to Floods and Marauders

The toll road was associated with John Brown from the very beginning, the other ...

A Second Tollhouse Becomes Necessary

John Brown's daughter, Louisa, who married San Bernardino attorney Byron Waters, recalled ...

More Problems with Indians and Floods

The keepers of the lower tollhouse fared much better with the Indians than those at ...

Leases Road to McKenney and Mathews

In April of 1868 Brown ran an advertisement announcing he had leased the road out ...

A Diarist's Journey Through Cajon Pass

On the other side of the issue, there were some who felt that travel through the pass was ...

Brown Improves Toll Road

In the latter part of 1874, John Brown finally decided to make some improvements to the turnpike, ...

Leases Road to Driggers

Brown was finally on the verge of success with this most difficult endeavor. ...

Driggers V Lane

Within three weeks after the deadline passed, Lane began making good his proclamation, ...

Captain Lane was Not Ready to Give Up

During the trial the judge had directed that if any individuals wanted a ...
ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - glossary
ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - comments

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