Be sure and stop at the Bert G. Smith Homestead located just above Rock Springs.
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Bert G. Smith Rock House
Bert George Smith, a WWI veteran suffering from the effects of poisonous gas and shell shock, homesteaded here in 1929. His house was originally a wood frame structure but later he "rocked" the walls. Bert, who was certified as totally disabled by the Bureau of Veterans Affairs, was sent to the desert to die with the hope he might live a little longer in this high desert climate. But he fooled the experts and lived at Rock Spring until the mid-1950s. He died in a rest home in 1967.
Mojave Road Guide, Dennis Casebier
The shaded picnic area and pit toilets located adjacent to the Rock House is a nice place to stop for lunch.