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#2909085 - 02/05/19 03:55 PM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: keenfish]
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Originally Posted By: keenfish
Even though I live in Trona.....


Surely you jest.

Edit:

Ah, someone else wondered too.

For other who want to know more about Trona, click me.

If you're a rockhound, you probably already know about Trona, but in not, Gem-O-Rama might tickle your giblets.



Edited by Mr Doof (02/05/19 04:04 PM)

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#2909156 - 02/05/19 05:17 PM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray]
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Damn thanks for this thread, saved me on a slow day at work.
what I want to know is...why were they drinking BUD ICE!?

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#2909158 - 02/05/19 05:35 PM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Waterlogged05]
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Originally Posted By: Waterlogged05
Damn thanks for this thread, saved me on a slow day at work.
what I want to know is...why were they drinking BUD ICE!?


maybe thats what killed them

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#2909182 - 02/05/19 06:04 PM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Waterlogged05]
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Originally Posted By: Waterlogged05
Damn thanks for this thread, saved me on a slow day at work.
what I want to know is...why were they drinking BUD ICE!?


Bud Ice (along with Pete's Wicked Ale, Molson, etc.) practically passed for craft beer back in the mid-90s.

Hey, at least it wasn't Zima.
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#2909854 - 02/07/19 12:13 AM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Kento]
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Stupidity.

And a bunch of really good maps.

The USA does not patrol it's borders everywhere,,,,,

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#2909886 - 02/07/19 02:37 AM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: QuadFin]
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I wonder if they never found the children's bones because the parents buried them?


I been there. Estaba muy caliente!!! Ground is very hard with many rock, impossible digging with hands, and in heat? Es imposible.


That's what I thought, but Mahood mentions something about a 4x4 post and a prospector pile with some bottles on it. There's no way it's a prospector pile out there and the bottles might have been a shrine? I don't know. Sounded odd to be where it was and would explain no kids bones.


Yes, many random bury sites out there from original days of wagons. No mark on maps. We fond one hiking across valley. Small stone with small pile rocks. I think because heat, and where digging for gold. Read history book. Amazing place.


Yeah, I get the prospecting history and that there were bury sites all over the valley (hence Death Valley name), but this location was waaaaay off the beaten path of wagons and prospectors.

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#2909888 - 02/07/19 03:56 AM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Racer1]
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This location was the China Lake Naval weapons range. A million miles from nowhere.

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#2909889 - 02/07/19 04:00 AM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Leaverite]
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After finding their abandoned car. It took almost 20 years to track down their remains.

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#2910000 - 02/07/19 12:08 PM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Leaverite]
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After reading that, I am NEVER going to Death Valley again. I have friends who are always talking about checking out Barker Ranch, Ballarat and China Lake (or whichever facility Jack Parsons allegedly left grafitti at), but I can't help picturing . . . not-happy outcomes if something goes wrong.

My cousins lived in Trona when I was a kid, and my family used to go out there for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I thought Death Valley was a magical playground, but now . . . shocked2
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#2910007 - 02/07/19 12:11 PM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray]
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They're German, nothing's going to make sense.
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#2910487 - 02/07/19 11:18 PM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Witchipoo]
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Originally Posted By: Witchipoo
After reading that, I am NEVER going to Death Valley again. I have friends who are always talking about checking out Barker Ranch, Ballarat and China Lake (or whichever facility Jack Parsons allegedly left grafitti at), but I can't help picturing . . . not-happy outcomes if something goes wrong.

My cousins lived in Trona when I was a kid, and my family used to go out there for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I thought Death Valley was a magical playground, but now . . . shocked2


its an amazng place if u r prepared and have a good reliable 4x4. we used to go in summer to avoid the crowds lol. if i quit surfing, all i'd do would be backcountry camping and exploring in dv and elsewhere.
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#2911818 - 02/11/19 06:28 AM Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray]
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Originally Posted By: Rickoray
For those who remember the DVGerman thread... this video just popped up on YouTube for me to watch... it looks to be published late in 2018...



A long read but worth it imo

Journal entries of the searchers link below

http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/search-and-rescue/the-hunt-for-the-death-valley-germans/


Crazy story.
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