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Victorville, on the county road that leads to the mines in the San Bernardino Mountains, and eastward into the desert. Several wells have recently been drilled at the ranch and in its vicinity, some of which yield flowing water, so that an abundant supply is now available. The locality is easily recognized because of the ranch buildings, the first to be seen by the traveler after he leaves Mohave river at Victorville. It is an important point for desert travelers, because the water is the first to be had along this road east of the river Meals also may be obtained here. 190. Spring (no name), San Bernardino County (M-5).—This is a small spring along the north face of the San Bernardino Mountains, almost due south of Dead Man's Point. It supplies miners who are. developing copper prospects in the vicinity. Their tent houses may be seen to the south from the county road that extends from Victorville east. 191. Lucerne Valley Well, San Bernardino County (M-5).—In the winter of 1905-6 a well was drilled at the Lucerne Valley ranch, which is about one-half mile north of the wagon road from Rabbit Springs to Old Woman Springs (No. 196). The site, like that of Box S ranch, is marked by buildings. 192. Box S Springs, San Bernardino County (M-5).—These springs issue at the base of a low alkaline terrace just north of the road that leads from the Box S ranch southeastward to the Rose mine, in the San Bernardino Mountains. A trough stands by the roadside, and the water is conducted to it by an iron pipe. There is a small but constant flow, and the water is sufficiently free from salts for all purposes. Cushenbury Springs (No. 193) are only about 3 miles distant to the southeast, and the Box S ranch is about 6 miles northwest. 193. Cushenbury Springs, San Bernardino County (M-5).—Cushenbury Springs are on the county road that runs from Victorville to Gold Mountain, Doble, Holcomb Valley, and the Rose mine, which are all in the San Bernardino Mountains near Bear Lake. The springs are at the base of the San Bernardino Range near the mouth of a canyon at an elevation of 4,042 feet (U. S. Geological Survey) and are 9 or 10 miles southeast of Box S ranch and about 3 miles beyond Box S Springs. They are marked by a clump of tall cottonwood trees, with alfalfa fields to the south and east and a dwelling among the cottonwoods. There is a good corral and a watering trough by the roadside, to which the water is piped. The yield of the springs is from 3 to 4 miner's inches. 194. Cactus Flat Springs, San Bernardino County (M-5).—Cactus Flat Springs (elevation about 5,900 feet) are near the northern crest of the San Bernardino Mountains on the fruit ranch of Mr. J. C. Johnson, who has lived here many years and is the postmaster of Cactus Flat. The ranch and springs are about 6 miles southeast of Cush-

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