NV-168 Arrowhead Trail 1914-1924

Marker text: ARROWHEAD TRAIL 1914-1924

Las Vegans claimed to be the originators of this all-weather route between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. From the beginning, the Arrowhead Trail was a "grass roots" effort including promotion by various chambers of commerce and volunteer construction by local citizens. However, it was Charles H. Bigelow, from Los Angeles, who gave it great publicity. During 1915 & 1916 he drove the entire route many times in his twin-six Packard "Cactus Kate."

The trail, as seen behind you, was built in 1915 and completed the section between St. Thomas and Las Vegas. In its day it denoted a milestone of progress.

State Historical Marker No. 168
Nevada State Park System
Elbert B. Edward

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