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Another sign just like the one at Ballarat, made out of 1/4 inch steel and engraved using a welding torch. The sign reads:

ROGERS PASS
El. 7160
WM MANLEY & JN ROGERS CROSSED
THIS PASS ON THE WAY TO GET SUP-
PLIES FOR 49ER'S TRAPPED IN DEATH
VALLEY. LATER, AS THEY LED THE
BENNETT & ARCANE FAMILIES TO SAFETY,
THEY CAME HERE TO VIEW THE LAND
AHEAD, LOOKING BACK, ONE SAID "GOODBYE,
DEATH VALLEY!". THE DATE WAS FEB 14,
1850. IT IS BELIEVED THEY CROSSED
THE PANIMINTS VIA BUTTE VALLEY &
REDLANDS CY. THEY CROSSED THE SLATE
VIA FISH & ISHAM CY'S, THEN TO
PROVIDENCE SPRING AT GREAT FALLS IN
THE ARGUS RANGE. UP WILSON CR &
ACROSS THE VALLEY TO INDIAN WELLS
SPRING ON THE WAY TO A SPANISH RANCH
NEAR NEWHALL. ALL THIS PARTY SURVIVED.
ARRASTER SPRING 1 1/2 MI.
LARRY ALEXANDER MEMORIAL & MANLEY
LOOKOUT EL. 7478 1/2 MI.
ERECTED JAN '92-ET CONF. TRONA CHAPTER

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