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Victorville, CA

Turner Barn (site)



From pre historic times thru the 1800s, here was the main crossing of the old Indian Mojave Trail. Padre Garces (1776), Jedediah Smith (1826-27), Kit Carson (1840s) crossed here. Westward immigrants, Mormons, Army camels and Mule trains (1850s) also passed this spot.

Once known as Lane's Crossing (1857), Wells Fargo and Pony Express had stations here. Early Victorville called this, the Turner Ranch (1883).


Mohahve Historical Society - City of Victorville


Aaron G. Lane

Lane's Crossing

Mojave River

Lane's Crossing (OST)

Mojave Road 1863

Mojave River Trail

Pioneer of the Mojave

Victorville

Oro Grande

Lane's becomes Turner Ranch

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