Government Holes was a watering stop on the Mojave Road first dug in 1859. It was later used by cattle ranchers until recent times.
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The most famous incident in the history of Government Holes occurred on November 8, 1925, when two men, Matt Burts and J. W. "Bill" Robinson, shot it out in the cabin there. Both were killed. They were both gunfighters and hence vestiges of a chapter in western history that most thought had already passed.
Mojave Road Guide, Dennis Casebier