Camp Cady (on the Mojave Road)

California State Historic Landmark 963-1

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#963-1 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 was beset by Paiutes, Mohaves, and Chemehuevis 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 1/2 mile west in 1868. After peace was achieved, 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.

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24 mi N of Barstow take Harvard Rd from I-15, go S 0.8 mi and turn left at Cherokee Rd. Go E ~3 mi to end of fence, S ~0.75 mi to N bank of the Mojave River.

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