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Furnace Creek in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Dinah

1894

 
 
Old Dinah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Old Dinah Marker
Inscription. Steam tractor and ore wagons introduced at Old Borate to replace the twenty mule teams and replaced in turn by the Borate and Daggett Railroad. The tractor was later used and abandoned on the Beatty-Keane Wonder Mine in Death Valley.
 
Erected by Furnace Creek Ranch Museum.
 
Location. 36° 27.411′ N, 116° 51.997′ W. Marker is in Furnace Creek, California, in Inyo County. Marker can be reached from Greenland Ranch Road west of Route 190. Touch for map. Now located near the hotelís museum. The hotel is now called The Ranch At Death Valley. 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 20 Mule Team Wagon Train (a few steps from this marker); Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.9 miles away); Death Valley 49ers Gateway (approx. one mile away); Old Harmony Borax Works (approx. 1.6 miles away); Borax (approx. 1.7 miles away); White Gold (approx. 1.7 miles away); Devils Golf Course (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Furnace Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Borate & Daggett Railroad
Old Dinah and Marker along State Road 190, Furnace Creek Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 12, 2010
2. Old Dinah and Marker along State Road 190, Furnace Creek Ranch
. Forerunner of the Tonoph & Tidewater (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Borate and Daggett Railroad. a narrow gauge railroad built to carry borax. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Keane Wonder Mine. Back in 1904 this mine was founded by partners Jack Keane(from Ireland) and Domingo Etcharren. After they had discovered gold on the western slope of the Funeral Mountains, they developed their claim into the Keane Wonder Mine. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Old Dinah Moved to New Location
When the photographs were taken in June of 2010, Old Dinah was located on the west side of State Route 190 near the entrance to Furnace Creek Ranch. She had been there since 1932.

On 16 September 2015, Xanterra Parks and Resorts moved Old Dinah from her prominent location to a new location on the property of Furnace Creek Ranch. Xanterra Parks and Resorts, a private company, owns both Old Dinah and Furnace Creek Ranch.
    — Submitted April 4, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
New Location and New Marker for Old Dinah. Same Old Text on Marker. image. Click for full size.
circa 2017
3. New Location and New Marker for Old Dinah. Same Old Text on Marker.
Old Dinah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 12, 2010
4. Old Dinah
Old Dinah, Steam tractor and ore wagons image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 12, 2010
5. Old Dinah, Steam tractor and ore wagons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,199 times since then and 362 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4, 5. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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