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Broadwell Dry Lake

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Broadwell Valley was named for a Mr. Broadwell, a prospector in the area about 1905. Also called Ludlow Valley. The 4.5 mile long Broadwell dry lake also known as Tonopah dry lake. It lies 8 miles north of Ludlow. Broadwell was a railroad siding for the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad located 10.5 miles north of Ludlow on the lake. Broadwell Valley is flanked by the Bristol Mountains to the east and the Cady Mountains to the west. The Broadwell Lake Fault is a 20 mile long seismic fault in this area. Broadwell Mesa is an area lying 13 miles north-northeast of Ludlow and 7.5 miles east-northeast of Broadwell Lake.

ref: Mojave Desert Dictionary - Pat Schoffstall


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