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Name: Bennett Arcane Long Camp
Site Number: #444
Date Visited: 08/21/2017
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: N/A
Coordinates36.1634244,-116.8636395
Website: N/A

Description: 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.