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.
Marker placed by California Centennials Commission in cooperation with Kern County Historical Society and Kern County Museum. Dedicated December 2, 1950.