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#476:  Desert Spring

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Location:

1/4 mi W of Pappas Rd in trees, 0.5 mi S of Valley Rd

35.301778,-117.954229

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

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.



©2009 David Schmitt