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PLANK ROAD

Historical Landmark

Description:
This unique plank road, seven miles long, was the only means early motorists had of crossing the treacherous Imperial sand dunes. The 8-by-12-foot sections were moved with a team of horses whenever the shifting sands covered portions of the road. Double sections were placed at intervals to permit vehicles to pass.

Registration Date: 1/21/1971

Location:
City: Winterhaven
County: Imperial

Directions:
Grays Well Road, 3.3 mi west from I-8, eastbound (P.M. 77.4), 18 mi W of Winterhaven

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