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

Eichbaum Toll Road

 
 
Eichbaum Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, February 20, 2007
1. Eichbaum Toll Road Marker
Inscription. In 1926 H.W. Eichbaum obtained a franchise for a toll road from Darwin Falls to Stovepipe Wells, the first maintained road into the valley from the west. It changed the area from mining to tourism and brought about the creation of Death Valley National Monument seven years later.
 
Erected 1971 by Cakifornia Department of Parks and Recreation and the Death Valley '49ers, Inc. (Marker Number 848.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 36° 36.352′ N, 117° 8.838′ W. Marker is in Stovepipe Wells, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 190 and Cottonwood Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 190. Click for map. Marker is located just west of Stovepipe Wells Village in Death Valley National Park. 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. Burned Wagons Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Stovepipe Wells (approx. 5.3 miles away); Wagon Wheel History (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Eichbaum Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley
2. Eichbaum Toll Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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.
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