Most of the early
information was second hand through articles and interviews with people
that remember. Every effort
has been made to get as complete and accurate information as possible. I want to especially thank Donald and Caroline Sheckler for
their help. Don gave me a
great deal of information regarding the early history.
Caroline has most graciously provided the majority of the pictures
used in these articles.
The history is data
receive from the following sources:
San Diego Historical Society has been a wealth of information and
many articles were copied as well as copies of interviews made with
Charlotte Holcomb and others.
Mountain Empire Historical Society where I found articles from the Back Country Trader that
carried Charlotte Holcomb’s history articles and Mountain Empire Chronicle. Both
newspapers have served the Mountain Empire area in the past.
San Diego City Library, California Room, where they have
information as well as all early copies of the San Diego Union/Tribune.
Ella McCain’s book “Memories
of the Early Settlements - Dulzura, Potrero and Campo”
Dorothy Clark Schmid’s
book “Pioneering in kulzura”
Family homesteaded in Dulzura in early years.
Sam Cameron’s Diary - Pioneer
California Dept of
Transportation (CalTrans) files
Highway 94 Club records
Edgar Hastings (conducted interviews with old timers that were
found at SD Historical Society)
Warren Hotel (Warrens) Old
hotel located in Campo. Hotel
burned and a house was built around old kitchen.
Peter Larkin Operated Mountain Springs stage stop
Jacob Dekema - Calif. Legislator and Highway Engineer
“Roads in San Diego County” Road logs of Goodrich National
Touring Bureau dated 1918
Fletcher - Early settler in San Diego (El Cajon area). Was a State Senator
and active with roads and development
Interviews and pictures were obtained from:
Calvert (owns the Motor Transport Museum and property in Campo)
Ed Camp (Parents settled in Dulzura and lived here all of his life)
Al Glover, (Parents
settled in Dulzura and lived here most of life)
R.O.(Bob) Harris (Lived entire life at Campo/Potrero area)
Nikodym (Runs Feed Store at Barrett)
Mr. Smith of Barrett, Parents settled at Barrett Junction area
Cathy Stephens (Born and raised at Barrett)
Many thanks to everyone
who has helped me compile this information and thank you very much for
reading the articles. These
articles were written on behalf of Highway 94 Club and the history of the
club has been included in these articles.
I hope this has stirred your interest and prompted you to take an
active part in highway improvements as the pioneers did.
These articles were originally published in the Mountain View in
1998/1999 time frame.
above books mentioned can be purchased at Mountain Empire Historical
Society at the Stone House in Campo.
This book is dedicated
to all who have worked or driven on Highway 94 and especially to the
people who have been injured in accidents and the families of those that
have been killed in traffic accidents. The main objective of Highway 94
Club is to promote the best highway for the traveling public.
All proceeds from this book will be given to Highway 94 to further
their cause. Safe and happy traveling!!!