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