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In a shady grove of mesquite known as Metbury spring, the town of Shoshone was founded in 1910 by Ralph Jacobus "Dad" Fairbanks, a Death Valley prospector, freighter and entrepenuer interested in establishing businesses along the station stop of the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad.
Charles "Charlie" Brown, one time sheriff of Greenwater, married Stella Fairbanks in 1910 and became Dad Fairbanks' son-in-law. In 1920 Charlie and Stella, after moving around quite a bit, returned to Shoshone and bought into a partnership with Dad on the town.
The little town developed and expanded. Dad saw potential in Baker and moved on in 1927. Charlie became a California state senator and in 1938, town management was turned over to Charlie's son, Charles. Through the years and following successions the little town remains in family hands.
Historic Shoshone MapTour Sensational Downtown Shoshone with this interactive map/satellite image and online walking tour!!!
Shoshone/Tecopa Self-guided Driving Tour
This fascinating route takes you far into quiet, hidden places steeped in a rich history. It can be driven in an hour but allow ...
Furnace Creek/ Greenwater Valley & West Side Road
This is the route for you if you want to see Death Valley off the beaten track, spending most of your time on dirt roads, taking in ...
Death Valley Regional Geology
These sites are all easily accessable from Shoshone
Far South Region Explore the geology of the extreme southern end of Death Valley
... includes the Funeral Mountains, Black Mountains, Greenwater Range, Resting Spring Range, and Nopah Range between Death Valley and the Amargosa Desert and Pahrump Valley. It includes a part of the Amargosa River valley ...
Amargosa Desert - Pahrump Valley
... includes the alluvial plains of the Amargosa Desert, Sarcobatus Flat, Stewart Valley, Pahrump Valley, Mesquite Valley, and California Valley....
Shoshone Land - Land of Little Rain, by Mary Austin