Eastern Mojave Vegetation Barnwell, San Bernardino County, California.
 
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Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Manvel.

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Originally the headquarters of the Briggs and Murphy Ranch. Joined with other ranches into the Rock Springs Land and Cattle Company in 1894.

The site of Barnwell was reached by the Nevada Southern Railway in 1893. At that time the site was named Manvel for the current president of the Santa Fe railroad.

The railroad was reorganized as the California Eastern Railway in 1895, and the branch line to Searchlight built in 1906-1907.

The name of this site was changed to Barnwell in 1907, named for a telegraph operator stationed there by the railroad company.


Elevation: 4803ft, 1464m.

Articles that refer to this location:

  • Ivanpah Road - Mojave National Preserve: Barnwell
  • Routes to Desert Watering Places in the Mohave Desert Region, California: at Barnwell
 

Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Casebier, Dennis G. 1987. Guide to the East Mojave Heritage Trail: Needles to Ivanpah. Tales of the Mojave Road Number Twelve. Norco, California: Tales of the Mojave Road Publishing Company, October 1987. {TAS}
  • Gudde, Erwin G. 1969 (3rd Ed.). California Place Names. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1969. {TAS}
  • Thompson, David G. 1921. Routes to Desert Watering Places in the Mohave Desert Region, California. Water-Supply Paper 490-B.. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey, 1921. {TAS}

Species collected at or near this location:

Asteraceae

Astereae

Ericameria linearifolia (DC.) Urb. & J. Wussow. Narrowleaf Goldenbush

Lamiaceae

Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams pilosa (A. Gray) J. L. Strachan & Rev. Purple Sage

Solanaceae

Lycium cooperi A. Gray. Cooper's Box Thorn

Agavaceae

Yucca baccata Torrey. Banana Yucca

Alliaceae

Allium nevadense S. Watson nevadense. Nevada Onion

Interesting collections made at or near this location:

  • Salvia dorrii (Kellogg) Abrams
    • Annie M. Alexander and Louise Kellogg 424 5/10/1939
    • Katherine Brandegee 0 5/1/1911
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Date and time this article was prepared:11:18:20 AM, 11/24/2017.