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

Death Valley Junction

 
 
Death Valley Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart
1. Death Valley Junction Marker
Inscription. This historic crossroad has been used by Indians, Clampers, Death Valley 49ers, ranchers, farmers, settlers and tourists. The town was originally called Amargosa. In 1907, the name was changed to Death Valley Junction. At this junction, the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad connected with the Las Vegas-Tonopah Railroad to service the Ryan and Lila C. borax mines near Ryan during the years 1914-28. Death Valley Junction had rail service until 1940. At it's peak, the town had a population of 300. Today, the town is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1988 by Billy Holcomb, Joaquin Murrieta, Slim Princess and John P. Squibob Chapters of E. Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 18.098′ N, 116° 24.857′ W. Marker is in Death Valley Junction, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on State Highway 127 0.2 miles south of State Highway 190, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The location of Death Valley Junction is at SR-127 and SR-190. The marker is located front of the Amargosa Hotel/Opera House complex. Marker is in this post office area: Death Valley CA 92328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Death Valley Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 12, 2010
2. Death Valley Junction Marker
At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amargosa Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Longstreet (approx. 7.7 miles away in Nevada); Amargosa Valley's Clay Industry (approx. 7.7 miles away in Nevada); Jack's Stone Cabin (approx. 12.5 miles away in Nevada).
 
More about this marker. At the same time this Plaque was being erected and dedicated, the Grand Council of E Clampus Vitus dedicated a marker commemorating the Amargosa Opera House. It is fastened to the east side of the Opera House, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Categories. Notable PlacesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Death Valley Junction Marker, looking north along State Road 127 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 12, 2010
3. Death Valley Junction Marker, looking north along State Road 127
at junction with State Line Road, at right
Death Valley Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, October 25, 2008
4. Death Valley Junction Marker
Amargosa Opera House can be seen beyond marker.
Death Valley National Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, October 25, 2008
5. Death Valley National Park Sign
Sign is on Highway 190 at the east entrance to park approximately 15 miles west of the marker and the town of Death Valley Junction.
Commemorative Pin image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 29, 1988
6. Commemorative Pin
Death Valley Junction
Amargosa Opera House
Oct 29 1988
Plaqued by E Clampus Vitus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 2,181 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California.   2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California.   6. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement