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Near Stovepipe Wells in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Burned Wagons Point

 
 
Burned Wagons Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, November 6, 2009
1. Burned Wagons Point Marker
Inscription. Near this monument, Jayhawker group of Death Valley Forty-Niners, gold seekers from middle west, who entered Death Valley in 1849 seeking short route to mines of Central California, burned their wagons, dried the meat of some oxen and, with surviving animals, struggled westward on foot.
 
Erected 1949 by California Centennials Commission. Death Valley 49'ers, Inc. (Marker Number 441.)
 
Location. 36° 36.401′ N, 117° 8.766′ W. Marker is near Stovepipe Wells, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on U.S. 190, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Death Valley CA 92328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eichbaum Toll Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Stovepipe Wells (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wagon Wheel History (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Death Valley History. A more detail account of this party of immigrants. (Submitted on October 12, 2015.) 
 
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Burned Wagons Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, November 6, 2009
2. Burned Wagons Point Marker
Vintage Postcard of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Colorpicture Publishers
3. Vintage Postcard of the Marker
Description on Postcard:
Alongside Stove Pipe Wells Hotel in Death Valley National Monument is the "Burnt Wagons" Monument. It marks the area where distraught members of the gold-seeking Jayhawkers party of 1849 burned their wagons and set off on foot after killing some of their oxen and drying the meat.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   3. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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