Point of Interest

James Dean Memorial

The James Dean Memorial is an interesting stopover for any van or RV lifer searching for a little history. On September 30th, 1955, James Dean died in a terrible car crash on Highway 46 (then numbered 466). The memorial is located a short distance away from the crash site is a sculpture made of concrete and stainless steel surrounding a tree outside the Cholame “post office” and Jack Ranch Cafe.

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Mojave Memorial Cross

If you are interested in visiting a place that has a turbulent legal history, then the Mojave Memorial Cross is a trip for you. Officially known as the White Cross World War I Memorial, it’s a cross formerly located on public land in the Mojave desert erected in 1934. It was built to honor those killed in war and now resides on land owned by a veterans group after lengthy legal battles.

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