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Resting Springs

Photo of Resting Springs, near Tecopa, on the Old Spanish Trail

Resting Springs Range Wilderness

Resting Springs Range, Mojave Desert Wilderness.

Camp Resting Springs - Mojave Desert

Camp Resting Springs. Located five miles east of present Tecopa, San Bernardino County, this desert outpost was intermittently occupied during 1859- 60 by ...

Old Spanish Trail

En route, Manuelita Renaga gave birth at Resting Springs on the Old Spanish Trail. These eight individuals became the first settlers in the San Bernardino area.

Pahrump, Nevada

Black Mountains, Greenwater Range, Resting Spring Range, and Nopah Range between Death Valley and the Amargosa Desert and Pahrump Valley.

Timeline of History of the Mojave Desert

1844 Indian massacre at Resting Springs avenged by Kit Carson and Alexander Godey of Fremont's expedition 1849 A portion of the Hunt Wagon party, while ...

Mojave Desert Ecological Subsections

The alluvial plain of Death Valley, from Sand Spring south-southeast to the . ... the Funeral Mountains, Black Mountains, Greenwater Range, Resting Spring .

Mormon Pioneers

The Mormons would be staying on the Missouri until the following spring. Winter Quarters would prove to be a ... Camp Resting Springs A Mormon mail train was ...

Shoshone/Tecopa & the Old Spanish Trail Route Guide

At 5.2 miles take a left turn toward Tecopa Hot Springs—a paved road that ... Privately-owned Resting Springs Ranch, 5 miles further along the paved road, was ...

The Southern Paiute of Las Vegas Valley

Still earlier, John C. Fremont, on his epochal 1844 trip through the area, did not encounter a single live Paiute after leaving Resting Springs until he reached the ...

Death Valley Ecosystems

the Funeral Mountains, Black Mountains, Greenwater Range, Resting Spring Range, and Nopah Range between Death Valley and the Amargosa Desert and ...

Shoshone, Ca

In a shady grove of mesquite known as Metbury spring, the town of ... includes the Funeral Mountains, Black Mountains, Greenwater Range, Resting Spring ...

Tecopa, CA

Pictures of Tecopa California and Tecopa Hot Springs. ... Mojave Desert Cities, Towns & the Rest · Amargosa Desert Region - Inyo Co.

Chief Tecopa, Tecopa California

Certainly he lived up to the name in the three day battle with the expedition of John C. Fremont and Kit Carson at Resting Springs in the 1844. He fought to save ...

Kit Carson

They killed two Native Americans, scattered the rest, and returned with the horses . .... In spite of this, the Navajo signed a treaty, known as the Bear Spring treaty, ...

Camp Cady

During stay, two Mexican refugees told him of being ambushed by 100 Indians at Resting Springs, to the north on the Las Vegas-Salt Lake City trail. Also see: ...

James Beckwourth

Despite several battles with Spanish posses, including a gunfight against a posse of 75 men led by Governor Jose Antonio Carrillo, at Resting Springs the gang ...




Resting Springs is yet another noteworthy location on the Old Spanish Trail, a historic trade route that connected Santa Fe, New Mexico, with Los Angeles, California. The trail, known for its harsh and diverse terrain, passed through various challenging landscapes, including deserts, mountains, and valleys.

Resting Springs, as its name suggests, was a significant resting point for travelers along the Old Spanish Trail. Located in the Mojave Desert, it provided a crucial source of water and a place for recuperation in the midst of a demanding journey. Water sources like Resting Springs were rare and invaluable in the desert environment, offering respite and sustenance for both people and animals.

During the 19th century, the Old Spanish Trail was a vital route for traders, particularly those dealing in horses, mules, and woolen goods. The trail was not only a commercial path but also a route for exploration and migration, especially during the westward expansion of the United States.

Resting Springs would have been a welcome sight for travelers, offering a chance to replenish water supplies, rest, and prepare for the next leg of the journey. The presence of such springs along the trail was essential for survival, as the journey involved navigating through some of the most inhospitable terrains of the American West.

Today, locations like Resting Springs are part of the historical legacy of the Old Spanish Trail. They provide insights into the challenges faced by early travelers and the crucial role that natural resources played in their journeys. These sites help us understand the historical significance of the trail and the endurance required to traverse it.

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