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Mojave Desert History - Pioneer of the Mojave

Riding Out the Civil War

The year 1862 was ushered in by floods, Indian raids and further rumors of secessionist activity on the desert, rumors which continued until the end of the Civil War. In January concern had begun spreading throughout the county because of word recently received that the Army was about to withdraw from Camp Carleton in San Bernardino.

    Elusive Sucessionists

    Upon hearing the news, Judge A. D. Boren wrote the recently-promoted Colonel Carleton in some alarm, as he had learned ...

    Indian Marauders

    Whatever circumstances Aaron Lane had envisioned awaiting him on the desert when he first moved there, it certainly was not ...

    Floods of 1862

    Indians and secessionists were not the only troubles besetting the area; ...

    Covert Observations at Camp Cady

    ... but the Army kept a watch on the desert, especially since information had been received that a large body of men was ...

    Travelers Increase on the Desert

    While the Indian hostilities were increasing, so was the number of travelers on the road, and to add to the ...

    Lane Gets New Nieghbors

    In the spring of 1863 a new family of desert settlers took up temporary residence at ...

    Lane's Neighbors Fend Off Indians

    It was at this time that the desert Indians launched a significant attack directed at these citizens.

    Reports from Jane Rousseau

    The settlers had good reason to fear for their lives if reports from Mrs. Jane Rousseau are correct.

    Thieving Bands All Over the Desert

    Three months after the Indian attack on the Mojave River settlers, a gang of horse thieves staged some impressive raids of their own ...
ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - glossary
ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - comments

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