Re: manly-rogers/Argus range crossing - Clarification
Posted by Lara on April 04, 2002 at 01:07:06:
In Reply to: Re: manly-rogers/Argus range crossing - Clarification posted by Lara on April 04, 2002 at 01:03:23:
oh, and I forgot this source too — not too sure of how reliable these are but it raises the question of which canyon, yes?
>>THE ANTELOPE VALLEY - THE DEATH VALLEY CONNECTION
Gold seekers seemed to be continuously passing through the Antelope Valley on their way somewhere else. Perhaps the most noted gold seekers, were the members of the Bennett-Arcan wagon train which entered Death Valley during the winter of 1849-1850 searching for a short cut to California's gold fields. William Lewis Manly and John Haney Rogers hiked 270 miles from Death Valley to Rancho San Francisco to find horses and food for the nearly starving party stranded in the valley. Eventually the single men, Rogers and Manly led Asabel and Sarah Bennett with their children George, Melissa and Martha; and John and Abigail Arcan and their son Charlie out of Death Valley. The party crossed the El Paso Mountains through Last Chance Canyon, continued south through today's site of California City, east of Rosamond Dry Lake, then down Soledad Canyon. They arrived at Rancho San Francisco March 7, 1850. <<