Mojave River Valley Museum
Military in the Mojave -
Camp El Dorado (1867-1867) - A temporary U.S. Army camp established 15 Jan 1867 and supported by troops from
Fort Mojave. Located
along the west bank of the
in present day Clark County,
garrison was established to protect the El Dorado mining district from hostile Indians.
The post was abandoned on 24 Aug 1867.
The canyon was so desolate and forboding that upon entering the canyon one lieutenant wrote in his journal, "If the fires of Hell were
to suddenly blow out, Eldorado Canyon would be the landscape remaining."