Transport: Rescues

¶Into Death Valley from Red Mountain, Calif. chugged the automobile of Prospector John Backert, bound with his family of three for the Backert claim at Leach Springs, 60 miles away. Suddenly, one of the desert's rare cloudbursts swept down upon them, made a river of the road, forced the car to turn up a hillside, where it broke an axle. Well aware of their danger, Prospector Backert and Daughter Ernestine, 22, left Mrs. Backert, 51, and Daughter Agnes, 12, in the car, started to hike the 40 miles back to town, got there 48...

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