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and installed a pumping plant over it. It is the water-supply point for prospectors in the near-by points of the Mohave Mountains to the south and the Sacramento Mountains to the west. 186. Burcham ranch, San Bernardino County (M-4).—This is a well-known ranch near the head of Mohave river in San Bernardino County, about 7 miles in an air line east of Summit station, on the Santa Fe Railway. It is reached by a road from Cajon Pass that runs through Horsethief Canyon and thence down the river There is a horseback trail from this ranch to the head of the river and another southward into the San Bernardino Mountains. There is always flowing water in the Mohave river at the ranch. 187. Dead Man's Lake Well, San Bernardino County (M-5).—Dead Man's Lake is the first dry lake on the county road that leads from Victorville eastward to the Rose mine, in the San Bernardino Mountains. It is about 18 miles east of Victorville, just beyond a granite spur that projects toward the road from a group of mountains to the north. Near the north edge of this dry lake miners are reported to have drilled a 300-foot well, in which the water rises within 150 feet of the surface. The well is not on the road and can not be seen from it, but a dim trail goes northward across the dry lake to it. The next water is at the Box S Ranch, about 6 miles southeast of this point. 188. Babbit Springs, San Bernardino County (M-5).—Rabbit Springs (elevation about 2,900 feet) Have for years been a favorite camping place for parties traveling eastward from Victorville along the north flank of the San Bernardino Range. The springs are about 2 miles north of Box S ranch, on the northwest edge of Rabbit Dry Lake, and are marked by a clump of cottonwood trees that can be seen from the low divide 3 miles west. Since artesian water was found at Box S ranch, travelers have generally followed the road that passes it. At the east edge of the dry lake just west of Box S ranch a road turns to the left (northward) from the main road and crosses a saddle in a, rocky point just ahead, while the main road passes south of this point. This left-hand road leads to Rabbit Springs. Some freight teams follow it as the distance is a little less to Copper Well (No. 195), Old Woman Springs (No. 196), and Mean's Well (No. 198) than by way of Box S ranch. The waters of Rabbit Springs are presumably artesian, and derived from the same source as are those of the Box S wells. The supply is sufficient to irrigate a section or more of land. 189. Box S ranch, San Bernardino County (M-5).—Box S ranch (Pl. IV, B), elevation 2,935 feet according to U. S. Geological Survey), should not be confused with Box S Springs (No. 192), which are about 6 miles southeast of the ranch. The ranch receives its name from the cattle brand of the company that owns it, the brand being a square inclosing the letter S. The ranch is about 24 miles east of

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