Updated Moorehouse Talc Mine near Ibex Springs, Death Valley National Park..
Ashford Mill – Death Valley
In 1910, Harold Ashford began work in the former claims of the Keys Gold Mining Company. In the mountains to the east Ashford and his brother worked the mine for four years without striking results. They leased the mine to B.W McClausland and his son Ross which led to the …
I had a year to prepare but didn’t take advantage of it–Google changed the way the interface to their maps worked. No big deal though–there are plenty of examples for me to work from now, so it is just a matter for changing the code. Time consuming at the worst.
New – Weather section on Digital-Desert.com
Pages with local weather; temps, forecasts …
“It has always amazed me…the first person that walked into the forest, and come out with a basket.”
~Vivien Hailstone (Yurok/Karuk/Hoopa Valley tribe)
Burrowing into the sandhills of Southern Nevada, archeologists have uncovered the homes and utensils of a thriving Indian civilization which existed 300 or 400 years before Columbus discovered America. Now the rising waters of Lake Mead are about to submerge the Lost City and remove it permanently from the field of research. But in the meantime the men of science have uncovered a wealth of interesting facts about these ancient tribesmen. The highlights of their discoveries are presented in this story by Johns Harrington, son of the archeologist in charge of the excavations. (reprint from Dec 1937, Desert Magazine)
This story has fascinated me since I first heard of it. The Mohave Indians impressed me as a people different from other desert Peoples in that I feel they were not only in control of the Mojave, but were a flawed people, wild in every way, and affected by the relatively sudden influx of pioneers and traders traveling through the area. The Mohave culture was brutal and raw, however, some of this story seems like it may have been enhanced for dramatic affect. For me it is interesting and historical in the way that there is no other like it.
Both pages in this update are out of the Mojave, but were essential to the Mojave as destinations and bases of operation.
Mission San Gabriel
The mission was the destination for early explorers, trappers, and traders to southern California.
San Bernardino, California
Initially starting as an “Astencia” or outpost to the San Gabriel mission, Mormons purchased the land from The Lugo brothers and turned it into a stronghold and ultimately into the gateway to southern California.
I’ve added two more chapters to the online version of R. Thompson’s excellent book, Pioneer of the Mojave:
In this chapter Aaron Lane sells his property at the crossing, moves downstream to land better for agriculture.
After nearly eleven years living on the Mojave Aaron recovers his health and goes on to fulfilling his dream of striking it rich.
Aaron sells his property at the Mojave River crossing and Huntington’s Station emerges in this newly added chapter of the Life & Times of Aaron G. Lane.- Pioneer of the Mojave.