DEATH VALLEY

by Zane Grey. Originally Published in Tales Of Lonely Trails, 1922. Two men brave the perils of Death Valley in search of riches! Of the five hundred and fifty-seven thousand square miles of desert land in the Southwest, Death Valley is the lowest below sea level, the most arid and desolate. It derives its felicitous name from the earliest days of the gold strike in California, when a caravan of Mormons, numbering about seventy, struck out from Salt Lake, to cross the Mojave Desert and make a short cut to the gold fields. All but two of these prospectors perished in the deep, iron-walled, Continue reading