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History : Profiles in Mojave Desert History

Prospectors & Miners
Freighter

Remi Nadeau
(1819 - 1887)

A French Canadian pioneer who arrived in Los Angeles in 1861 driving a team of oxen. During the silver-mining excitement in the Cerro Gordo region of Inyo County his teamster operation brought tons of silver to Southern California and hauled back food and supplies to the miners. By 1873 he operated 80 such teams. He also built the Nadeau Hotel, Los Angeles's first four-story structure and the first building with an elevator.

(from - Los Angeles A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the City and County By Leonard Pitt, Dale Pitt)


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Cerro Gordo
Cerro Gordo, on the western slope of the Inyo Mountains about seven miles east of Keeler and thirty miles south of Independence, was the first major silver strike in the Owens Valley. Originally a small-scale operation worked by ...

Cartago - Owens Valley
In the 1870's bullion bars from Cerro Gordo mines were hauled across Owens Lake on the steamer "Bessie Brady" to Cartago boat landing. Remi Nadeau's 14-mule ...

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
Remi Nadeauís Cerro Gordo Freighting Company hauled the charcoal to the smelters by pack train and wagon. Each of the 10 kilns stands about 25 feet tall and ...

Mojave Desert Mining History
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Cerro Gordo Slideshow
From the lakeside port of Cartago the bullion was loaded onto Remi Nadeau's freighters and hauled into Los Angeles. > History of Cerro Gordo < ...

The Muleskinner's Story
I'm a muleskinner, proud to be one and good at my job. I don't skin mules--I ...


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