HOMESTEADS 1870 THRU 1914

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CANE SPRINGS, CA, ABOUT 1909.  MRS BESTANDIG, LOUISE JENSEN, LYDIA JENSEN, MAN AT LEFT BACKGROUND UNKNOWN, H P JENSEN HOLDING LESTER JENSEN, CHARLIE KOEHN HOLDING BABY BESTANDIG.  (The reader may imagine the Editor’s delight to find this among the photos contributed by Jensen Family descendant Pete Johns, H. P. Jensen’s grandson.  A Twofer!  Not only our only family photo of the Jensens, whose story is told below, but a unique image of Charlie Koehn At Home; a superstar among the VIPs from the Fremont Valley to Randsburg, whose singular story can be found at:  (LINK) Home>Fremont Valley>Fremont Valley Mining Camps>Kane Springs/Gypsite)

1893______________________________________ CHARLES A. KOEHN – MD 030S 038E 8 460 CACAAA 136376 Homestead 1900/10/04 KOEHN CHARLES A MD 030S 038E 8 985773 CAV 0012019 Homestead 1926/09/23 KOEHN CHARLES A MD 030S 038E 28 821798 CAI 0003880 Desert Land Act 1921/09/08 KOEHN CHARLES A   August 20, 1920: “September 12, 1920: “NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION –Department of the Interior—U.S.  LAND OFFICE at … More >


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HOMESTEADS 1915 THRU 1929

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1915______________________________________ FRANK BAKER – -MD 030S 037E 11 803618 CAI 0004347 Homestead 1921/04/18 BAKER FRANK April 13, 1916:  “MRS. R. B.  GALBREATH entertained her Sunday school class Saturday afternoon at an April Fool party.  The time was spent at games and refreshments were enjoyed.  The  guests were Martin Grose, Edith Owens, Zenith Gerle, Pearl Nichols, Mabel Newsom, Blanche Baker, –Clifford … More >


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HOMESTEADS 1930 THRU 1945

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1930________________________________________________________ LILLIE SMITH – MD 030S 037E 12 1037446 CAS 0021597 Cash Sale 1930/05/20 SMITH LILLIE 1931______________________________________ EDWARD C. KAPING— MD 031S 037E 18 1051583 CAS 0022938 Homestead 1931/11/11 KAPING EDWARD C MEILLEUR, WALTER ARTHUR MD 031S 037E 24 1048880 CAS 0025627 Homestead 1931/08/14 MEILLEUR WALTER ARTHUR 1932______________________________________ ELMER FOSTER— MD 030S 037E 11 1053105 CAS 0021203 Homestead 1932/02/03 FOSTER … More >


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INTRODUCTION

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August 27, 1871: “A Los Angeles telegram of the 23rd says Lieutenant Wheeler’s party of thirty-five men led Hohn, the well-known guide, which left Independence about two weeks ago for Death’s valley, was last heard from via Desert Springs, suffering for water on the road.  About the same time another officer and party left Indian Wells for the Colorado and … More >


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RED ROCK CANYON / DOVE SPRINGS

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December 13, 1893: “THE NEW BONANZA COUNTRY–Rich Finds in and About theGoler District–A Mining Region Neglected by Los Angeles Capitalists. Men Who Are Doing Well Without Any Capital—Tim Result* of a Recent Trip Over That Section.  Special correspondence to the Herald. Goler Camp, Dec, 12.—Recent developments in the Goler mining district iv Kern county induced your correspondent to make a … More >


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LAST CHANCE CANYON

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KANE SPRINGS / GYPSITE

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November 1, 1893:  “POST OFFICES have been established at Koehn, Kern County, with Charles Koehn as Postmaster.  The Morning Call February 14, 1894:  “GUS HAAG, A PARTNER WITH MR. JOHNSON in claims on Reed gulch, Goler mining district, has sold his half interest  therein to W. C. Wilson of Mojave and Charles Koehn of Koehn  Springs.  These claims have paid handsomely ever since … More >


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SALTDALE / TOBY

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Advertisement Appearing in April 14, 1912,San Francisco Call Offering Diamond Salt Company Stock at   50 cents a share

TABLE OF CONTENTS: SALTDALE DIAMOND SALT COMPANY KERN SALT COMPANY CONSOLIDATED SALT COMPANY LONG BEACH SALT COMPANY TOWNSITE TOBY FREMONT SALT COMPANY SALTDALE DIAMOND SALT COMPANY Researchers Note –Work had actually started on the salt works by June of 1910—see H. P. Jensen in Homesteads/Land Patents November 30, 1910: “A COPY OF ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION of the Diamond Salt Company … More >


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MOUNTAINS WEST OF CANTIL / CINCO

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NEW CREDE– May 21, 1915:  “NEW CREDE—The new mining district in Pine Tree Canyon has been the attraction for visitors and men interested in mining during the past couple of weeks, owing to reports of a good strike in placer mining by W. Hampton Williams and J. M. Dragoman.  Both are experienced in the mining game, and say they have … More >


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STAGES

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October 08, 1893:  “INYO INDEPENDENT: W. K. MILLER OF LONE PINE returned some days ago from the new placer mining camp 45 miles east of Mojave. In a letter he says: “While there I saw one nugget that was worth over $1000 and a number ranging from $20 to $40. Everything about the mines looks very favorable. About 100 men … More >


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CINCO / JAWBONE AQUEDUCT CAMPS

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The Los Angeles Aqueduct was instrumental in opening up the Fremont Valley for settlement.  There were few settlers in the valley before the start of the aqueduct, but the building of a railroad through the area not only reduced the costs of shipping of agricultural products but also make land available or sale as  the Southern Pacific was granted land … More >


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CANTIL

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Cantil Townsite Contents Miscellaneous News Oil Development Postoffice / Store Schools Womens Clubs MISCELLANEOUS NEWS April 3, 1910: “FORM NEW PRECINTS AT RANDSBURG—The supervisors have formed two new voting precinct’s in this township, one called Magnolia this side of Indian Wells, to accommodate those people in the north end of the country.  The other at Cantil on the Railroad, at … More >


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NEURALIA

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Table of Contents—Miscellaneous, Fremont Valley Land Company, Delta Land Company, Santa Ana Sugar Beet Company, Post Office. MISCELLANEOUS April 2, 1915:  “NEURALIA IS NOW CONNECTED with all sections of the country by The Interstate Telegraph Co., has recently run the wires in and installed a station at the company’s office. ” –Mojave Press May 28, 1915:  “THE CHIEF SAYS there’s … More >


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RAILROAD

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June 3, 1912; “STOCK TRAIN MAKES A RECORD VALLEY RUN.  A stock special consisting of forty cars of stock made a record run over the San Joaquin division yesterday.  The stock was loaded at Cantil and Mojave by L. V. Olcese and made the run between the latter point and this city in 2 hours and 30 minutes.  Following a … More >


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SURFACE ROADS

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November 12, 1915: “CANTIL NOTES – The Valley Improvement Society was organized October 30 at a business and social gathering of the residents of the valley.  The purpose of the organization is to secure for the community social and educational advancement as well as post office facilities and good roads.  At the first meeting W. S. Burdick and L. H. … More >


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