Aguaje de Las Berendas

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Antelope Springs
Location Merced County, California, United States
Coordinates 37°10′35″N 121°03′58″W / 37.17650°N 121.06606°W / 37.17650; -121.06606

Aguaje de Las Berendas, or Antelope Springs, is a spring in located on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, at the foot of the foothills of the Diablo Range, in Merced County, California.[1]


Aguaje de Las Berendas (Waterhole of the Pronghorns), later called Antelope Springs, was as its name suggests, the site of a waterhole used by Pronghorn, Elk, and other wild game. Indian mortars, and other evidence have been found that show a hill to the north of this vicinity was an once used as an Indian encampment. Later it was a watering place on El Camino Viejo, between Arroyo de Mesteño to the north and the Arroyo de Quinto to the south.[1]


  1. ^ a b Frank F. Latta, El Camino Viejo á Los Angeles, Bear State Books, Exeter, 2006, p.15; Reprint of the 1936 work by Frank F. Latta, of an address he delivered before the Kern County Historical Society, February 20, 1933, and published by it as its second annual publication, in 1936.