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1915 Excerpt: ...continues nearly duo south. The slope, which is
the southern edge of the Mohave Desert, consists of a thick
succession of sheets of gravel and sand which extend far up the
mountain sides and beyond the summit at Cajon (cah-hone') Pass.
Near milepost 42 the railway has risen above the bottom lands of
the Mohave Valley, and from this point southwestward for 10 miles
or more there are fine views FigimF. 39.--Section through sand and
gravel deposits of the sloping plain along the Santa Fe Railway
north of the San Gahriel Mountains, near Victorville, Cal. of the
great mountain ranges ahead. To the southeast and south, across tho
upper Mohavo Valley, rise the San Bernardino Mountains; the ranges
ahead and to tho southwest aro the San Gabriel Mountains. These two
ranges come near together at Cajon Pass, which leads into a gap
between them. Mohave River and many other streams deposited the
sand and gravel of which tho plain is built, but later they have
cut deep valleys across it. The relations of this detrital deposit
are shown in figure 39. A peculiar yucca, locally known as tho
Joshua tree (Yucca or Clistoyucca arborescent) is conspicuous on
tho grade up the mountains. (See Pl. XLI, A, p. 168.) It begins
with a few scattered trees below Victorville and becomes very
abundant in tho region about Hesperia and the slopes above, nearly
to Cajon Pass, its upper limit being closely determined by tho
altitudeand temperature. It is said that attempts have been made to
utilize the fibrous trunk of the yucca for manufacturing paper, but
the tree is now used chiefly in making souvenirs and trinkets.
Hesperia is a small village that forms a trade center for ranches
along Mohave River a few miles to the east and several ranches and
orchards near by cultivated by irrigation. T...
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