Barnaby Coltcarrier saw this view in 1873 for the first and last time. One moment he was thinking, "This is where I'm building my cabin" and the next moment he was coyote bait. Barnaby stepped in a ground squirrel hole and while trying to regain his balance, he shot himself in the foot.
That didn't kill him, but, because he couldn't move quickly, the elephants trampled him to death. The Barkum & Bently Circus was moving their pachyderms from Caliente, California to Bakersfield, California when the unfortunate accident occurred.
Bena Road, Kern County, California 2007