Re: manly-rogers/Argus range crossing - Clarification
Posted by Lara on April 04, 2002 at 01:03:23:
In Reply to: Re: manly-rogers/Argus range crossing - Clarification posted by Last Chance Rand on April 03, 2002 at 19:22:47:
check out this site for Kern County... what do you think?
It mentions two wells/springs that are Historical Landmarks - >> NO. 457 INDIAN WELLS - After five days' travel from the Argus Range, the Manly-Jayhawker parties of 1849 found their first water at this Indian waterhole on the Joseph R. Walker Trail of 1843. During the 1860s, this was the site of a stage and freight station for traffic between Los Angeles and the Coso and Cerro Gordo Mines.
NO. 476 DESERT SPRING - This spring was on an old Indian horse thief trail and later (1834) Joe Walker Trail. The famished Manly-Jayhawk Death Valley parties (1849-50) were revived here after coming from Indian Wells through Last Chance Canyon. This was also a station on the Nadeau Borax Freight Road.