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Finding aid to Death Valley Automobile Trip, 1926
BANC PIC 1978.027--ALB
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Jan 13 at 10:30 a.m. we leave Rhyolite and on the way out we stop at the Montgomery Shoshone mine the largest of its day. Here they had a blow hole, shaft with elevator and cyanide tanks; the Montgomery -- Shoshone mine.
Beatty Nevada six miles from Rhyolite. Rhyolite's water was all pumped from Beatty; Beatty Nevada.
We reached Death Valley Junction just at dusk and then we decide to drive a little ways further and camp; Death Valley Junction Building 600 feet long.
We camp by the Amagrossa river at 6:20 p.m. -- 59 miles. The Amagrossa is an alkaline stream which goes down into Death Valley and flows underground until it stops under the Devil's Golf Course. The next morning it was so cold that it took us 3 hours to start the flivers, the oil had frozen into chunks; the Amagrossa river.
Jan. 14 at 9:45 a.m. we departed from the Amagrossa river camp. Down to Shoshone Cal. For gas, water etc and departed for Cave Springs, we pass one more the old cog wheel at Confidence Mill; the Railroad Depot Shoshone, Calif.
We stop for "tea" at Bennett Wells.
We reached Cave Springs at 6:20 p.m. -- 75 miles. This was one of the stopping places of the twenty ...
Jan. 15 left Cave Springs at 9:40 headed for Yermo, from which place went to the old town site of ...
Entrance to the Silver King mine.
Our camp in the canyon below Calico.
A sample of breakfast.
We leave Calico, above on the bluff may be seen the ruins of the adobe houses. Sat., Jan. 16 left at 9:40 a.m.; the road in the canyon below Calico.
And arrived at the place in the picture on the opposite page at 5pm -- 114 miles. Sunday Jan. 17 left at 11a.m. and arrived at 3rd and Central Los Angeles 2:20 p.m. -- 55 miles; Glenavon.
Calico. Mr. and Mrs. John Lane the sole survivors of a population of over 3000. Mr. Lane came in 1884 here he met the lady who became Mrs. Lane. They married and have been here ever since.
Death Valley. Introducing the much talked of "Death Valley Scotty" whose correct name is Walter Scott. Scotty has surrounded himself ...
Death Valley. In 1876 Government Surveyors found this old wagon in the valley north of "Emigrant Wash". Since then this place has been marked on the maps as "Last Wagon". It was found 52 years ago but to this day nothing definite has been found as to how it came to be in Death Valley.
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