Name: Chimney Rock
Site Number: #737
Date Visited: 03/07/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 30188-30320 California 18, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
Coordinates34.4499068,-117.0040746
Website: N/A

Description: Conflicts between Indians and white settlers over the rich lands of the San Bernardino Mountains culminated in the battle at Chimney Rock on February 16, 1867. Although the Indians defended themselves fiercely, they were forced to retreat into the desert. In the years following, the Indians’ traditional mountain food gathering areas were lost to white encroachment.