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04_17 LA-SL Solomons Knob

GPS: 35.399638, -115.831278

Location / Airway

Location / Name

Commonly called 17 LA-SL Solomons Knob

CALIFORNIA:  San Bernardino County

GPS: 35.399638, -115.831278

Contract Air Mail

CAM #4 Los Angeles-Salt Lake
Los Angeles-Salt Lake airway
Los Angeles-Las Vegas section
Route established April 17, 1926
Western Air Express awarded CAM #4 on November 1925


Observations and Notes


We tried to get to this site on June 7, 2018. The road leading to it was very rough. At the point where we were to leave the road, the new track was very soft and sandy. We did not feel comfortable diving where me might get stuck. We did not get close enough to launch the drone and decided to leave this location for someone more adventurous to film. If you make it to this site we would love to feature your photos.

Contributors Photos

Photo contributed by Alex Lucas on June 7, 2018


U.S. Air Service, Vol. X, No. 11, November 1925, page35:  Five Air Mail Routes Awarded to Private Corporations

Salt Lake City to Los Angeles:  The successful bidder is Western Air Express, Inc., of Los Angeles.

Desert Explorer

Located north of Interstate Highway 15 near Halloran Summit

National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet FS1273


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