#444:  Bennett-Arcane Long Camp

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From State Hwy 190 (P.M. 111.8), go approx 16 mi S of intersection of Badwater Rd and Westside Rd, on Westside Rd, Death Valley National Monument





State Plaque


Location approximate. It's on that road.

From the plaque:

Near this spot the Bennett-Arcane contingent of the Death Valley forty-niners, emigrants from the Middle West seeking a shortcut to California gold fields, were stranded for a month and almost perished from starvation. William Lewis Manley and John Rogers, young members of the party, made a heroic journey on foot to San Fernando and, returning with supplies, led the party to the safety of San Francisquito Rancho near Newhall.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Death Valley 49ers, Inc. Dedicated December 3, 1949.

©2009 David Schmitt