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Bitter Springs

The Evolution of Bitter Springs - Fort Irwin
Historical Review By
Neil C. Morrison
Museum Director
NTC & 11TH ACR Museum

    First Inhabitants

    This region is rich with anthropological history dating back, according to ...

    First Visitors

    The first recorded contact with the local Native Americans was through ...

    First Military Presence

    Brevet Captain John C. Fremont of the Corps of Topographical Engineers ...

    Mormon Battalion

    The Mormon Battalion left Council Bluffs, Iowa to fight in the Mexican War. ...

    Camel Expedition

    The Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, wanted to test the use of camels as ...

    1st. Dragoons Co. K

    In the spring of 1860, Major James H. Carleton led a military campaign ...

    Gold - Silver in Them Thar' Hills!

    The 1848 California “Gold Rush” began at Sutter's Mill (now Sutter's Fort), ...

    Borax at Death Valley

    A booming economy flourished as Borax was discovered in and around Death Valley and ...

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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