Bonnie Springs

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Bonnie Springs
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Bonnie Springs is a location in the Mojave Wasteland, located almost due north of the Goodsprings Cemetery, north-east from the Tribal Village or south-east from Spring Mt. Ranch State Park.

Background[edit | edit source]

Originally the springs were within the Paiute peoples homeland for centuries. They moved their dwellings into small enclaves in the rocky cliffs to the west after immigrants took their land. The ranch at the natural springs was first established in 1843, as a watering stopover for wagon trains going to California on the Old Spanish Trail. The place would latter be built up in the 20th century as a tourist stop, including among other things a replica 1880s mine.[1] Now the location is crumbling into the dirt, it's memory and true history slowly fading. Although it is still used as a landmark for travelers and is occasionally picked over. The latest of whom are a gang of Vipers.[2]

Layout[edit | edit source]

A Ghost town, the buildings are boarded up and the town appears to have been abandoned for some time. By the time the Courier arrives, a band of Vipers have made it their camp. There are two Viper leaders in the small town, one of which generally hurls plasma grenades - the other leader carries a trail carbine.

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

  • Love and Hate can be found on one of the Viper leaders.
  • 2 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps can be found in open crates, with empty bottles, on the porch of the second building south-east from the camp fire, on the south-east side of town.
  • 1-4 plasma grenades can be found on one of the Viper leaders.
  • A set of combat armor and a set of metal armor, reinforced Can be looted off of the Viper Leaders, as well as 3-4 stimpaks.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Once killed, the Viper gang members will not respawn; instead, the town will be taken over by cazadores.
  • The clouds above are sometimes green, similar to Camp Searchlight's cloud cover, except there is no substantial radiation in the area. This may be a bug.
  • Very rarely, a deathclaw appears here and will kill the entire residing Viper Gang. For a low level character trying to obtain Love and Hate, surviving this encounter can be incredibly challenging.
  • Some time after the death of the cazadors a blind deathclaw will appear.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Bonnie Springs appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Bonnie Springs is actually a real location in Nevada; it was built to be used as a stopping point on the Old Spanish Trail but was later used as a movie set for many westerns, this can explain the traditional/cliché layout of the town. Its official name is Bonnie Springs Ranch.

References

  1. Bonnie Springs Ranch on Wikipedia
  2. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collectors Edition p.298-299: "[1.20] Bonnie Springs
    Slowly fading from memory and crumbling into the dirt is the old mining ghost town of Bonnie Springs. Use this location as a landmark. The ghost town itself is being ransacked by around six Viper Gang members with two Leaders. Be sure to loot a Unique set of Spiked Knuckles from the one who tries to hand-to-hand combat with you. Then check the second building porch for a couple of Star Caps."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
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