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Mojave Desert History:
Pioneer of the MojaveThe Life and Times of Aaron G. Lane
By Richard D. and Kathryn L. Thompson
This is the story of
Captain A. G. Lane, the first permanent settler on the High Desert. In 1858 Lane located at a spot about
one-half mile below the lower narrows of the
Old Skeletons and New TrailsAn overview of history in the Mojave Desert and Mojave River in the years before Aaron Lane's arrival.
Lane's CrossingLane's early years on the Mojave and Carleton's Campaign on the Paiutes.
Outlaws on the MojaveWith the onset of the Civil War, San Bernardino began to see an increase in ...
Riding Out the Civil WarLife on the Mojave River throughout the Civil War years.
Lane Versus AndrewsWhen Aaron Lane sold his claim at the upper crossing to Dr. Woodville Andrews, he took a note for ...
Green Gold and Mint JulepsDuring his years at the upper crossing, Captain Lane, as Aaron was known throughout ...
Part-time ProspectorThe Captain first came to California with the dream of striking it rich, a dream he thought ...
The Toll Road through Cajon PassThe economy of the desert community in pioneer days was, and still is for that matter, ...
An Esteemed and Confoundedly Combative PioneerWhile it is true that Captain Lane spent his life on the Mojave Desert in comparative isolation, ...