California Historical Landmarks in Inyo County

California Historical Landmark 444
Bennett-Arcane Long Camp
West Side Road Between Hanaupah Canyon Road and Johnson Canyon Road
Death Valley National Park

California Historical Landmark #443: Valley Wells
California Historical Landmark #443: Valley Wells
20 February 2007
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Bennett's Long Camp

Near this spot Bennett - Arcane contingent of Death Valley Forty - Niners, emigrants from Middle West, seeking short cut to California gold fields, were stranded for month and almost perished from starvation. Two young companions, William Lewis Manley and John Rogers, made heroic journey on foot to San Fernando, returning with supplies, and led party to the safety of San Francisquito Rancho near Newhall.

State Registered Landmark No. 444

Marker Placed by California Centennials Commission
Base Furnished by Death Valley 49ers Inc.
Dedicated December 3, 1949

This plaque is one of a series commemorating the Forty-Niner Expedition through Death Valley. The other plaques are: Death Valley Gateway, Burned Wagons Point and Valley Wells.
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