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Thomas Spencer Harris (1836 or 1831 - 1893) was an early California newspaperman. Born in 1836 [1] (or 1831) in the U.S. state of Ohio, Harris probably hailed from Cleveland. He traveled to the Pacific Coast in 1859, and three years later, joined the 2nd Regiment California Volunteer Cavalry. [2] From 1874 through 1883, he worked as an editor and newspaper publisher in California mining camps, and founded ten newspapers, including the Panamint News (November 26, 1874), [3] the first in the Death Valley area. [4]

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  2. Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners (1956). The Westerners Brand Book. Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners. p. 87.
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  4. Lingenfelter, Richard E. (1986). Death Valley & the Amargosa: A Land of Illusion. University of California Press. pp. 124–. ISBN   978-0-520-90888-8.