BENNETT-ARCANE LONG CAMP


Near this spot the Bennett-Arcane contingent of the Death Valley ’49ers, emigrants from the Middle West seeking a shortcut to California gold fields, were stranded for a month and almost perished from starvation. William Lewis Manley and John Rogers, young members of the party, made a heroic journey on foot to San Fernando and, returning with supplies, led the party to the safety of San Francisquito Rancho near Newhall.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (444)
Visited: 08/21/2017
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