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Aguereberry Camp

(Harrisburg) Death Valley photo, Aguereberry Camp
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Old-time prospector Shorty Harris and greenhorn Pete Aguereberry found a promising looking ledge in the Panamint Mountains. Pete stayed behind and started working the claim, Shorty went ahead to file on the Eureka Mine in "Harrisberry". By the time Shorty had the papers completed and his tales told, word had gotten out on what had become known as "Harrisburg". Soon, over 300 people were living in tents near the camp. Only one -- Pete Aguereberry -- persisted working the claim for over forty years.

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Aguereberry Point
Elevation - 6,433 ft. It is easy to see why Pete Aguereberry enjoyed sharing this spectacular ...

Prospectors & Miners
Once the prospectors made their discovery, they would ...

Pete Aguereberry
Death Valley Prospector and Miner

Shorty Harris
Old-time prospector Shorty Harris and greenhorn Pete Aguereberry found a promising looking ...

Death Valley Mining History
Death Valley has experienced over 130 years of ...

Death Valley Ghost Towns
The towns would come and go with the money ...

Skidoo
... John Ramsey and John (One-Eye) Thompson were headed towards the new gold strike at Harrisburg. ...

Eureka Mine & the Cashier Mill
He was found and nursed back to health and lived to work his claim in the Eureka Mine ...


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