“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Death Valley in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Wagon Wheel History

Wagon Wheel History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, February 19, 2007
1. Wagon Wheel History Marker
Inscription. Traces of civilization remain for a long time on the face of Death Valley. Here, on both sides of the paved highway, you can see tracks of wagons that rolled between the mining boom towns of Rhyolite, Nevada and Skidoo, California.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 36° 39.9′ N, 117° 4.083′ W. Marker is in Death Valley, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Scotty's Castle Road one mile north of Daylight Pass Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Death Valley CA 92328, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stovepipe Wells (approx. mile away); Burned Wagons Point (approx. 5.9 miles away); Eichbaum Toll Road (approx. 6 miles away); Keane Wonder Mine (approx. 8.8 miles away); Borax (approx. 16.7 miles away); White Gold (approx. 16.7 miles away); Old Harmony Borax Works (approx. 16.9 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 17.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Death Valley.
Regarding Wagon Wheel History. The mining boom towns of Rhyolite and Skidoo flourished briefly at the beginning of the 20th century. Both are now ghost towns.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the wagon tracks. • Can you help?
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