In the 1850s-1860s treasures were found and lost in Death Valley California. Prospectors endured the lethal environment in an attempt to strike it rich. Along the way, new land was discovered and named. Here are two stories of some of the first prospectors to brave Death Valley.
Music: The Colonel by Zachariah Hickman and Pale Rider Blues by the Mini Vandals
“Death Valley and the Amargosa. A Land of Illusion” by Richard E. Lingenfelter