#0444 Bennett-Arcane Long Camp


#0444 Bennett-Arcane Long Camp

Site information:

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 Park

This is one of the more remote plaques.  Westside Rd is all dirt.  Nothing remains at the site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Bennett's Long Camp

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.

Registered 10/24/1949