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is covered with a platform. There is a windlass and an iron pump at the well, but the pump handle was broken some time in the spring of 1905 by vandals. The water is abundant but it is slightly brackish. Small sulphur springs issue from the hills about 2 miles west of this well, but the water is small in quantity and is fit only for stock. The next water to be found on this road is about 14 miles farther north, at Langford Well (No. 134). Two other watering-places, known as Coyote Holes (Nos. 78 and 209), lie about 70 miles to the northeast and to the southeast, respectively. 134. Langford Well, San Bernardino County (J-6).—One of the important watering places on the road from Daggett to Death Valley is a well at the southwest corner of Langford Dry Lake, about 14 miles north of Coyote Well. The water here is the best to be had between Daggett and Cave Springs. The well is about 40 feet deep and is protected by board covering. A good iron pump was put in early in 1904, but was broken in the fall of the same year by vandals. The well is readily found, as it is close by the roadside and is surrounded by the debris left by numerous camping parties. 135. Garlic Spring, San Bernardino County (J-6).—This is a well-known spring on the road from Daggett northward to Death Valley. It is at the west edge of the range of mountains that lies next north of Langford Dry Lake and south of Tiefort Mountain, at an elevation of about 2,455 feet. The majority of campers stop at Langford Well and do not stop at Garlic Spring, because the water there is strong with sulphur, and sodium and magnesium sulphates. 136. Bitter Spring, San Bernardino County (J-7).—This spring is near the southeast end of Bitter Lake, on the old emigrant road to Salt Lake City. It is the first watering place the traveler reaches on this road after passing Alvord Mountain. It is also on the road from Daggett to the Shadow Mountains, and is one of the principal stopping places on that road. It has been known since 1852. The water contains too much sodium sulphate to be wholesome, but it can be used. 137. Cronese Spring, San Bernardino County (J-7).—This spring is at the southeast end of Cronese Dry Lake, at the southwest base of the Soda Lake Mountains. It is well known to desert prospectors, but not being near one of the principal routes is not known to casual travelers. The water is slightly brackish but not unwholesome. By digging a shallow well here enough water could probably be developed to irrigate a few acres. 138. Barrel Spring, San Bernardino County (J-7).—This spring, at one time an important point on the old emigrant road to Salt Lake, is near the south end of the Soda Lake Mountains, about 15 miles east of Afton and 10 miles southwest of Government Well, at

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