PILGRIMS IN THE DESERT
The Early History of the East Mojave Desert and the Baker, California Area
Top left: John C. Fremont, the Great Pathfinder.
Center: R.C. Baker, namesake for the town.
Top Right: R.J. "Dad" Fairbanks, Baker pioneer.
Left Center: "Burro Bill" Price and his wife Edna with friends. The spotted burro is "Balboa". Look closely, there
are actually two burros in the photo.
Right center: The beginning of the 1938 flood which swept away much of the town of Baker.
Left: The photographer waded out to about where the car is in the above photo and took a picture looking east toward the soon
to be flooded structures.