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Pachal / Pascal / Paschal Townes--Townes Pass in Death Valley
Posted by: Elizabeth Blount (ID *****3740) Date: August 24, 2010 at 08:55:08
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There is a Townes Pass in Death Valley named for Pachal Townes, they say. Pachal could be Pascal or Paschal. This Townes was a 49er (that's 1849, the Gold Rush), and he supposedly led a group out through this pass, which was then named for him. There are several Townes men with that name. Any hints on how to identify this one would be appreciated.


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