Trona was once the most populous community in the Upper Mojave Desert.
Like many other towns in inland California, Lancaster was literally created by the railroad, where no settlement existed before the coming of the steel tracks.
An "unusual name for an unusual place," Tehachapi is actually a Southern Paiute description for the convergence of the Mojave Desert and the wetlands of California's southern Central Valley.
Areas covered are: Bodfish to Gold Mining to Kern Canyon
Mines Of Death Valley presents the story of fabulous mining booms, of the men who braved the hot wastes to find gold and silver bonanzas from 1849 to World War II, and informal record that proves the truth is a far better story than the numerous 'fakes' w
After the first bloom of the Gold Rush of the Mother Lode, the miners spread out over the rest of the state, looking for other untouched lodes.
Mines of the Mojave covers the numerous mining districts running across the upper Mojave Desert from Tropico, west of the town of Mojave, to Mountain Pass, a little west of the Nevada border.
Areas covered are: Old Kernville to Upper Kern River