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History : Profiles in Mojave Desert History

Aaron G. Lane


Victor Valley pioneer Captain A. G. Lane, the first permanent settler on the High Desert. In 1858 Lane located at a spot about one-half mile below the lower narrows of the Mojave River.

He had barely settled in before his ranch was raided by Indians. Other attacks followed throughout the years, and once he was even forced to leave the desert temporarily. Also a constant danger was the criminal element who sometimes sought refuge on the Mojave. On one occasion a murderer and his accomplice were tracked and caught at Lane's way station.

The Life and Times of Aaron G. Lane
He had barely settled in before his ranch was raided by Indians. Other attacks followed throughout the years, and once he was even forced to ...

Aaron G. Lane

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