In this area, several groups of midwestern emigrants who had escaped from hazards and privations in Death Valley in 1849 sought to secure water from Searles Lake. They turned northward and westward in despair when they discovered its salty nature, and with great difficulty crossed the Argus and other mountains to reach settlements of Central and Southern California.
Registration Date: 10/24/1949
Trona Wildrose Rd at Valley Wells Rd, 5.5 mi NE of Trona
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