Ghost Towns > Camp Cady < Mojave River - West Mojave Desert Gazette
recreation - ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - map/sat - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather
ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - 360 photos - glossary - comments



Camp Cady
(1860 - 1871)

Camp Cady was located on the Mojave Road which connected Los Angeles to Albuquerque. Non-Indian travel on this and the nearby Salt Lake Road (Old Spanish Trail) was beset by Paiute, Mohave, and Chemuehuevi Indians defending their homeland. To protect both roads, Camp Cady was established by U.S. Dragoons in 1860. The main building was a stout mud redoubt. Improved camp structures were built in 1868. After peace was established, the military withdrew in 1871. This protection provided by Camp Cady enabled travelers, merchandise, and mail using both roads to boost California's economy and growth.


Also see:
Military in the Mojave
  • History of Camp Cady
    People in the Mojave
  • Major General James Henry Carleton

    Native Culture
  • Chemehuevi
  • Mohave
  • Paiute

    Roads & Trails
  • Mojave Road
  • Old Spanish Trail

    Mojave Desert Rivers
  • Mojave River

    Desert Habitats:
  • Creosote Scrub
  • Desert Riparian
  • Desert Wash


  • Click the photo to begin the slideshow


    "Half a days pull through heavy sandy and gravelly wastes brought us to this God-forsaken Botany Bay of a place, the meanest I ever saw for a military station, where four officers and a handful of men manage to exist in some unexplained way in mud and brush hovels." - Elliot Coues, 1865

    recreation - ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - map/sat - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather
    ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - 360 photos - glossary - comments

    -
    Custom Search
    -
    Sponsors
    Burning House
    Art Studio
    Apple Valley, CA
    Mountain Hardware
    Your Full Service Hardware Store
    Wrightwood, CA
    The Way of Things
    Insights to the Desert Environment
    Country Life Realty
    Mountain Homes for Sale
    Wrightwood, CA


    Digital-Desert
    Abraxas Engineering
    privacy
    Copyright ©Walter Feller. All rights reserved.
    Desert Gazette