Furnace Creek in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Stephen Tyng Mather
July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Stephen Tyng Mather series list.
Location. 36° 27.716′ N, 116° 51.983′ W. Marker is in Furnace Creek, California, in Inyo County. Marker can be reached from Airport Road just west of California Route 190. In the courtyard of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Death Valley CA 92328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Dinah (approx. 0.3 miles away); Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away); 20 Mule Team Wagon Train (approx. 0.4 miles away); Death Valley 49ers GatewayOld Harmony Borax Works (approx. 1.3 miles away); Borax (approx. 1.3 miles away); White Gold (approx. 1.3 miles away); Twenty Mule Teams (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Furnace Creek.
Also see . . . Mather Plaques History. When it comes to Mather Plaques, they are spread out from Alaska to the Virgin Islands, Maine to Hawaii. They cover the gamut of National Parks, Monuments, a Sea Shore, Parkways, Memorials, a Preserve, a Battlefield, Recreation Areas, Historical Parks, Historic Sites, three administrative offices, a couple of State Parks, a city park, and two schools. They are in 16 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. They are in 11 World Heritage Sites. (Submitted on April 14, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2014, by Travis Mason-Bushman of Ketchikan, Alaska. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on October 25, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 3. submitted on January 6, 2014, by Travis Mason-Bushman of Ketchikan, Alaska. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.