BURNED WAGONS POINT

Historical Landmark

Description:
Near this monument, the Jayhawker group of Death Valley '49ers, gold seekers from the Middle West who entered Death Valley in 1849 seeking a short route to the mines of central California, burned their wagons, dried the meat of some oxen and, with surviving animals, struggled westward on foot.


Registration Date: 10/24/1949

Location:
City: Stovepipe Wells
County: Inyo

Directions:
Death Valley National Monument, 100 ft S of State Hwy 190 (P.M. 85.9), Stovepipe Wells


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