Mojave River Valley Museum
Darwin News Articles
Beatty Bullfrog Miner –
[was called the Bullfrog Miner during first two months of publication – not to be confused with the Bullfrog Miner, of Rhyolite, Nevada]
Inyo Independent –
Inyo Register –
Rhyolite Herald –
Inyo Register, January 12, 1899
Summary: Edward McManus, a miner working the Lane property near Darwin, showed strong indication of insanity last week. J.J. Gunn
and others secured him. He gashed his throat with a knife or a piece of tin, but without fatal results. He was brought to
where he is being cared for.
Inyo Independent, August 30, 1901
Summary: Man named Fitzgerarld washed away in Darwin Wash in flashflood. His animal came back to Darwin without him,
raising suspicions. He was found five miles from his home, well out in
buried on spot. He was 60 years old.
Inyo Register, February 2, 1905
"ANOTHER PIONEER GONE."
Alvah K. Briggs died at the residence of T.F.A. Connelly Thursday night of last week, at the age of 58 years.
Few residents of the county were better known than "Al" Briggs. Coming here first in 1869 he was in business in
Independence, Darwin, and elsewhere for a number of years following. Departing for new fields, he made temporary abiding
places in many camps, in California, Utah and Nevada, finally returning to
toward the close of the '70's. He went into
the merchandise business, soon afterward erecting the store building now occupied by Marks & Cohn. About 1883 he sold out,
and tried farming for a while.
From here he went to Central America, remaining there about 18 months. Again his earlier location attracted him, and he
returned to finish his life here. In latter years he has been engaged in various mining enterprises, which however
failed to reward him as his efforts deserved. Three months ago he was brought in from
suffering from a liver complaint, which terminated fatally.
Mr. Briggs had no relatives on this coast. A brother, H.C. Briggs, ex-Superior Judge of North Dakota, resides in Michigan;
a nephew, Glenn F. Briggs, is in New York, and there are several other more distant relatives in Michigan. Though having
no kindred at hand, many friends ministered to his every need or want during his long illness. The funeral occurred from
the Academy chapel Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended.
Inyo Independent, April 19, 1907
It is reported that Chas. Anthony, an old-time merchant and settler of Darwin, died at Los Angeles a few days ago.
Inyo Register, December 5, 1907
Summary: Death of a A.H. McKenzie. Mr. McKenzie was prominent in the early days at Panamint and Darwin.
Inyo Register, April 8, 1909
Summary: Dissolution of partnership between Domingo Etcharren and Silas H. Reynoles in their business at Darwin, California.
Inyo Register, April 22, 1909
"BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: VIEWERS NAMED IN THE KEELER ROAD CONTEST"
Summary: Inyo County Board of Supervisors minutes for Thursday, April 8. H.D. Gill of Independence appeared under oath and made
a complaint as to the violation of liquor ordinances by saloon keepers. He stated that in Darwin February 1909, he saw
Henry Heitman, who is proprietor of a saloon, sell liquor to different persons who were intoxicated. At the saloon of
George Mates at
he saw liquor sold to intoxicated men. Saloons of A.B. Elder, Bob Carrasco and Harry Reynolds at
also sold liquor to intoxicated men; as well as the saloons of H. Leavy, Naylor & Maxwell, and C.H. Johnson in
Inyo Register, January 3, 1918
Silas H. Reynolds, prominent citizen of Darwin died in New York Monday.
Compiled by David Wright