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Names in History
As an army physician, Dr. French came to California in 1846 during the
Mexican-American War. After the war he became a cattle
Fort Tejon. In
1850, he provided Manly and Rogers with
supplies to return and guide the rest of the
from their desperate situation in
Death Valley. It
was through this connection that he later learned of the Lost
Gunsight mine. In 1860, he explored the area between the
Panamint valleys in search of the
silver-laden mine. He never found anything, but his named remained on
the town (Darwin), and the falls (Darwin Falls).
Darwin Ghost Town
With the discovery of rich silver and lead deposits in 1874, Darwin became ...
History of Darwin
Around 1870 gold, silver, and lead deposits were again discovered in the Coso Range, resulting in formation of the New Coso Mining District ...
A waterfall in the middle of the arid desert. ...
Darwin Falls Wilderness
The Darwin Plateau and Darwin Hills form the landscape of this wilderness. The plateau, which is cut by ...
Darwin Canyon/Dike & Sill
Geology: China Garden Spring is only one of numerous outflows of groundwater in Darwin Canyon....