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Mojave Desert History
People in the Mojave Desert
Names in Mojave Desert HistoryAlphabetical order
Aguereberry, PeteDeath Valley gold miner
Antonio, Chief JuanCahuilla Indian - The Protector of the San Bernardino Valley
Armijo, AntonioPioneered trade along the Old Spanish Trail
Austin, MaryAuthor of Land of Little Rain and others.
Beale, Edward F.Trail blazer and surveyor
Beckwourth, JamesHe later became a horse trader supplying migrants and others, and then later conducted a horse thief ...
Brown, CharlesShoshone Sheriff, State Senator
Brown, JohnRoad builder
Carleton, James HenryCarleton was relentless, harsh, hardbitten ...
Carson, Christopher"Kit" Carson
Crowley, Fr. JohnDeath Valley priest
Fages, PedroFages led an expedition along the edge of the western Mojave along the northern foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains looking for ...
Fremont, John CharlesExplorer of the west. His scientific observations helped open up the west to later exlorers and settlers.
French, Dr. DarwinMilitary doctor, gold hunter
Garces, Fr. FranciscoIn 1775, Garcés, became the first European to meet the Mojave Indians, who ...
Harris, ShortyGold hunter extraordinaire ...
Hoffman, Lt. Col. William... at the head of a column of six companies of infantry, two of dragoons, and some ...
Holcomb, William F.When the gold excitement spread through the country he determined to seek his fortune in California.
Hunt, JeffersonCaptain in the Mormon Battalion - Led the Mojave/San Joaquin Company (Mojave Sand-walking Company) to Southern California, a portion of this company became the ill-fated 'Lost 49'ers'.
Jackson, Helen HuntShe was sent west as part of a federal commission to investigate conditions among the Mission Indians in 1882, and ...
Keane, JackDiscoverer of the Wonder Mine ...
Keys, BillRancher in the area that became Joshua Tree National Park
Lane, Aaron G.Pioneer of the Mojave
Lang, JohnnyDiscovered the Lost Horse Mine
Manly, William LewisKnown for rescuing the Bennett-Arcane party from Death Valley in 1850.
Mitchell, JackDeveloper of Mitchell Caverns
Moraga, Don Gabriel
Nadeau, RemiFreighter hauling bullion to Los Angeles
Nuez, Fr.Accompanied the Moraga party of 1819, who went out from the mission on a punitive expedition against ...
Oatman, OliveKidnapped by the Yavapai, sold to the Mohave ...
Ogden, Peter SkeneDuring his many expeditions he explored parts of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Utah, ...
Pattie, James Ohio
Powell, John W.
Schmidt, BurroEccentric miner
Scott, Walter"Death Valley Scotty" certainly remains Death Valley's greatest legend for his flamboyant and outrageous character. ...
Searles, JohnDiscovered and developed Borax deposits at Searles dry lake in Trona
Sitgreaves, LorenzoConducted the first scientific expedition across Arizona in the early 1850's. ...
Slover, IsaacSlover is known for his association with many other trappers in the American Southwest, including ...
Stoddard, SheldonFor many years he was engaged in freighting and carrying the United States mail between San Bernardino and Salt Lake City, crossing ...
Smith, JedediahIn what was to be his first trip across the Mojave, Smith and his band wandered along the eastern Great Basin Desert through ...
Smith, Thomas L."Peg Leg" Smith was a mountain man who, serving as a guide for many early expeditions into the American Southwest, ...
Vasquez, TiburcioLast of the Mexican banditos to terrorize California in the 1870s
WalkaraLeading his band of followers with his talents and intimate knowlege of the southwest became "the greatest horsethief in history."
Walker, Joseph ReddefordScout for General Fremont. Walker found Walker Basin and Walker Pass in 1834.
Weaver, PaulineHe is known in Arizona history as a famous guide and mountain man. ...
Wheeler, George M.
Whipple, Amiel W.In command of the exploration from Fort Smith, Ark., to Los Angeles for a projected transcontinental railroad route near ...
Williams, BillWilliams was a hunter and trapper who was tall, gaunt, redheaded, and fairly well educated ...
"Willie Boy"Maybe mis-guided Chemehuevi Indian
Wolfskill, WilliamMountain man and orange pioneer.
Young, EwingYoung's journey to California with traveling companions crossed Arizona, the Colorado River, the Mojave Desert and arrived ...
Yount, George C.He was the true embodiment of all the finest qualities of an advancing civilization ...
Juan María Antonio Rivera
Fr. Atanasio Domínguez
Fr. Silvestre Vélez de Escalante
Don Antonio Maria Lugo
William Barstow Strong
Amasa M. Lyman
Fred T. Perris