Death Valley

Cole’s Flat Arrastra

This arrastra is located deep within the China Lake Naval Weapon Center. We had permission to be on the base.

I couldn’t find too much information on it other than the cabin was once the assay office over at Millspaugh and the cabin and corral were once used by the Hunter family (of Hunter Mountain fame) for rounding up wild horses.

The cabin had been moved to Coso Hot Springs, then in 1930, it was moved again to its present location in Cole’s Flat and used as a cowboy’s line camp there.

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