Mud Spring (Antelope Valley)
Los Angeles County,
|Coordinates||34°42′36″N 118°25′04″W / 34.71000°N 118.41778°W|
|Elevation||2,871 feet (875 m) above sea level|
El Camino Viejo
It was also a watering place on the Old Tejon Pass road between the Antelope and San Joaquin Valleys.
Stockton - Los Angeles Road
The Butterfield Overland Mail 1st Division had a station operating at Mud Springs, on the Stockton - Los Angeles Road. In 1860, a correspondent of the Daily Alta California wrote an account of his travel by stagecoach to Los Angeles from San Francisco. He mentions that the Butterfield Overland Mail (1857-1861) had a station operating at Mud Springs in 1860.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mud Spring
- Frank F. Latta, "EL CAMINO VIEJO á LOS ANGELES" - The Oldest Road of the San Joaquin Valley]; Bear State Books, Exeter, 2006. p.21
- List of Butterfield Overland Mail Stations, from the New York Times, October 14 1858, "Itinerary of the Route"
- Notes of a Trip to Los Angeles No. 1, Daily Alta California, Volume 12, Number 3888, 5 October 1860 — Page 1