Desert Spring

California State Historic Landmark 476

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

Plaque Photo:

#476 Desert Spring
This spring was on the old indian horsethief 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. The was also a station on the Nadeau borax freight road.

Site Photo:



On Pappas Rd, just S of 33053 Pappas Rd, then walk 1/4 mi W toward trees, 0.5 mi S of Valley Rd, 3.7 mi E of Cantil post office.

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