PSR Camp

Book Review: Death Valley '49er Trails

Article Index


Barnes-Svarney, Patricia. 1995. The New York Public Library: Science Desk Reference. New York: Macmillan.

Barnhart, Robert K. 1986. The American Heritage Dictionary of Science. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

Belden, L. Burr. 1957. The Wade Story, In and Out of Death Valley N.p.: [Death Valley ‘49ers, Inc.]. [Printed as the program for the dedication of the “Harry Wade Exit Route” California Historical Monument, No. 622, November 8, 1957. This booklet was reprinted in 1999 for the rededication of the monument during the 50th Death Valley ‘49er Encampment. The reprint was reformatted and printed for E Clampus Vitus by Harrington McInnis Co., Inc.. Oakland, CA. Inserted in the booklet is a four-page 1999 Addendum—The Wade Story, revised and continued by Mary Jensen. Mary is the great great granddaughter of Harry and Mary Wade.

Coville, Frederick Vernon. 1891. “Death Valley Expedition Itinerary [Diary].” Personal diary. Washington DC, Smithsonian Institute Botanical Library.

Greene, Linda. 1981. Historic Resource Study: A History in Death Valley National Monument. Vol. 1 of 2, Part 1 of 2. Denver, CA: U.S. Department of Interior.

Hafen, LeRoy R. and Ann W. Hafen. 1954. Journals of Forty-Niners: Salt Lake to Los Angeles. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co.

Hanks, Henry G. 1883. Third Annual Report of the State Mineralogist. California State Mining Bureau. Sacramento, CA: Supt. State Printing.

Johnson, LeRoy & Jean, eds. 1987. Escape from Death Valley. Reno, NV: Univ. of Nevada Press. [This book is cited as “Johnson & Johnson 1987” in this review.]

———. 1991. “The Bennett-Arcan Long Camp and Manly’s Sulphur Water Well.” In: Proceedings: First Death Valley Conference on History & Prehistory, February 8-11, 1987. pp. 22-43. Death Valley, CA: Death Valley Natural History Association. [This publication was reformatted and reissued from the original 1987 proceedings.]

Long, Margaret. 1941. The Shadow of the Arrow. Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers, Ltd.

Manly, William Lewis. 1894. Death Valley in ‘49. San Jose, CA: The Pacific tree and Vine Co. [We, as did Olesen, used Manly’s original edition, which is readily available in several facsimile editions.]

Mozingo, Hugh. 1986. Shrubs of the Great Basin: A Natural History. Reno, NV: Univ. of Nevada Press.

Newhall, Ruth Waldo. 1958. The Newhall Ranch. San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library.

Palmer, T. S. 1891. Diary, Death Valley Expedition, 1891. Personal diary. HM 50827, Palmer Collection, Huntington Library. San Marino, CA.

Sampson, Arthur W. and Beryl S. Jespersen. 1963. California Range Brushlands and Browse Plants. Manual 33. California Agricultural Experiment Station, Extension Service. [Berkeley, CA]: Univ. of California, Division of Agricultural Sciences.

Taylor, Ronald J. 1992. Sagebrush County. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Co.

U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department. ( [This Web Site is easy to use and is a valuable tool for trail buffs and scholars.]

Wolff, John E. [1931]. Route of the Manly Party of 1849-50 in Leaving Death Valley for the Coast. [Santa Barbara, Calif.: Pacific Coast Publishing Co.]


LeRoy and Jean Johnson
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