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.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 737
Originally registered June 6, 1960. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Billy Holcomb Chapter of E Clampus Vitus, Lucerne Valley Museum Association, and Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce, May 4, 1986
State Route 18, near Rabbit Springs Road, Lucerne Valley, CA, United States