The early traveler Francisco Garces, a Franciscan priest, crossed the Mojave and referred to the New York and Providence Mountains as the Sierra de Santa Coleta. (As they are arguably one mountain range stretching from Van Winkle Mountain to Crescent Peak in Nevada, his use of a single name is understandable). Garces crossed through Cedar Canyon between the New York Mountains and the Providence Mountains. Later 19th century travelers found springs and streams in this area and thanked Divine Providence, resulting in the range receiving its present name. Mining in several areas has continued off and on for decades. In 1994 the range was made part of the Mojave National Preserve.
Contract Notice: Department of Agriculture (New Mexico) Issues Solicitation for Cutting and Slash Treatment of Ponderosa Pine, Pinon Pine and Juniper Trees
Jun 29, 2012; WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Department of Agriculture, Forest Service has a requirement for cutting and slash treatment of ponderosa...