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Mud Spring (Antelope Valley)

Mud Spring
Location Antelope Valley,
Mojave Desert,
Los Angeles County,
California,
United States
Coordinates
Elevation 2,871 feet (875 m) above sea level

Mud Spring, formerly Aquaje Lodoso, is a spring and historic site in the western Antelope Valley, within northern Los Angeles County, southern California.

It is located the western Mojave Desert at an elevation of 2,871 feet (875 m), north of Lake Hughes and east of the Tehachapi Mountains.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
    • El Camino Viejo 1.1
    • Stockton - Los Angeles Road 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3

History

El Camino Viejo

Aquaje Lodoso was a watering place on the Spanish and Mexican El Camino Viejo inland north-south route in colonial Alta California. It was located between Elizabeth Lake and Cow Spring water sources.

It was also a watering place on the Old Tejon Pass road between the Antelope and San Joaquin Valleys.[2]

Stockton - Los Angeles Road

The Butterfield Overland Mail 1st Division had a station operating at Mud Springs, on the Stockton - Los Angeles Road. In 1860, a correspondent of the Daily Alta California wrote an account of his travel by stagecoach to Los Angeles from San Francisco. He mentions that the Butterfield Overland Mail (1857-1861) had a station operating at Mud Springs in 1860. [3]

It was 14 miles (23 km) east from French John's Station, and 13 miles (21 km) north from Clayton's—Widow Smith's Station near San Francisquito Pass in the Sierra Pelona Mountains.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mud Spring
  2. ^ Frank F. Latta, "EL CAMINO VIEJO á LOS ANGELES" - The Oldest Road of the San Joaquin Valley]; Bear State Books, Exeter, 2006. p.21
  3. ^ List of Butterfield Overland Mail Stations, from the New York Times, October 14 1858, "Itinerary of the Route"
  4. ^ Notes of a Trip to Los Angeles No. 1, Daily Alta California, Volume 12, Number 3888, 5 October 1860 — Page 1



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