Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Leadfield

 
 
Leadfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 27, 2020
1. Leadfield Marker
Inscription.  This was a mining boom town founded on wild and distorted advertising. 300 hopeful people swarmed here and a post office was established in August, 1926. In February 1927, the post office closed and the town died.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 50.904′ N, 117° 3.555′ W. Marker is in Death Valley National Park, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Titus Canyon Road 15 miles west of Highway 374, on the right when traveling west. High ground clearance vehicle required. The 27-mile one-way canyon road begins near Rhyolite Nevada. 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 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petroglyphs (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Stovepipe Wells (approx. 13.1 miles away); Keane Wonder Mine (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Titus Canyon Road information.
Leadfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 27, 2020
2. Leadfield Marker
The post office is the lower building at left.

 
Also see . . .  Titus Canyon and Leadfield. The Death Valley National Park website includes directions and safety tips. Also check the Alerts for road closures. (Submitted on November 3, 2020.) 
 
Leadfield image. Click for full size.
circa 1926
3. Leadfield
This photo is on a nearby interpretive sign.
Abandoned Vehicle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 27, 2020
4. Abandoned Vehicle
Mine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 27, 2020
5. Mine
Viewed through a locked gate. Located near a turnout one mile east of Leadfield.
Original Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 27, 2020
6. Original Bridge
Built in 1926 of stacked rocks and timbers, still in use today. Located 11 miles west of Highway 374.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2020. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on November 8, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 3, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Feb. 25, 2021