“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Death Valley National Park, California

Clickable Map of Inyo County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Inyo County, CA (114) Fresno County, CA (115) Kern County, CA (311) Mono County, CA (76) San Bernardino County, CA (277) Tulare County, CA (81) Clark County, NV (179) Esmeralda County, NV (20) Nye County, NV (72)  InyoCounty(114) Inyo County (114)  FresnoCounty(115) Fresno County (115)  KernCounty(311) Kern County (311)  MonoCounty(76) Mono County (76)  SanBernardinoCounty(277) San Bernardino County (277)  TulareCounty(81) Tulare County (81)  ClarkCountyNevada(179) Clark County (179)  EsmeraldaCounty(20) Esmeralda County (20)  NyeCounty(72) Nye County (72)
Independence is the county seat for Inyo County
Death Valley National Park is in Inyo County
      Inyo County (114)  
      Fresno County (115)  
      Kern County (311)  
      Mono County (76)  
      San Bernardino County (277)  
      Tulare County (81)  
      Clark County, Nevada (179)  
      Esmeralda County, Nevada (20)  
      Nye County, Nevada (72)  
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1California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — An Architectural Heritage
Among the first structures greeting visitors entering the park from the west, these two stone buildings at Emigrant were built to serve as a ranger station and are a legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Created by President Franklin . . . Map (db m159295) HM
2California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Badwater Pool
Good Life in Badwater Water is rare and precious in Death Valley. Imagine the disappointment when a surveyor mapping this area could not get his mule to drink from this pool. He wrote on his map that the spring had "bad water,” and . . . Map (db m159465) HM
3California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — 444 — Bennett-Arcan Long Camp
Near this spot the Bennett-Arcane contingent of the Death Valley '49ers, emigrants from the Middle West, seeking shortcut to California gold fields, were stranded for a month and almost perished from starvation. William Lewis Manley and John Rogers, . . . Map (db m159315) HM
4California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — 442 — Death Valley 49ers Gateway
Through this natural gateway the Death Valley Forty-Niners, more than one hundred emigrants from the middle west, seeking a shortcut to gold fields of central California, entered Death Valley in December, 1849. All suffered from thirst and . . . Map (db m167508) HM
5California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Devil’s Cornfield
Seeking to capitalize on the mystique of Death Valley, early promoters attached dubious names like "Devils Cornfield" to its strange and unusual features. Thought to resemble bundled corn left to dry in rows at harvest time, the root system . . . Map (db m195412) HM
6California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Devils Golf Course
Crystallized salts compose the jagged formations of this forbidding landscape. Deposited by ancient salt lakes and shaped by winds and rain, the crystals are forever changing. Listen carefully. On a warm day you may hear a metallic cracking . . . Map (db m158905) HM
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7California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Eagle Borax Works
A few structural remains and the nearby borax windrows are the most visible reminders of Eagle Borax Works, the first borax refinery in Death Valley. Businessman Isador Daunet founded the Eagle operation on this site, producing borax by . . . Map (db m159313) HM
8California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Golden Canyon Trail
From the very early days of tourism in Death Valley, visitors wanted to explore the geologic treasures found in Golden Canyon. Once a road travelled up the canyon, but now only remnants of asphalt remain and the route is now Death Valley's most . . . Map (db m195617) HM
9California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Keane Wonder Mine“King of the Desert”
Good fortune inspired the name “King of the Desert,“ coined for the Keane Wonder Mine by the Rhyolite Herald in 1911. The mine was discovered by Jack Keane and Domingo Etcharren in 1904. Producing over a million dollars in gold from . . . Map (db m159260) HM
10California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Keane Wonder Mine
During the first two decades of this century the Keane Wonder Mine was the scene of major investment and development. The products of this labor were the riches - gold and silver. About 1903, Jack Keane, prospector, discovered gold in this . . . Map (db m159264) HM
11California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Leadfield
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.Map (db m159527) HM
12California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — LeadfieldDreams and Schemes
The Roaring '20s, like the 1990s and early 2000s, fueled an age of excess and speculation, setting the stage for Leadfield, a town built on dreams of wealth. Lead deposits attracted prospectors to Titus Canyon as early as 1905, but . . . Map (db m195240) HM
13California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — 826 — Old Stovepipe Wells
This waterhole, only one in the sand dune area of Death Valley, was at the junction of two Indian trails. During the bonanza days of Rhyolite and Skidoo it was the only known water source on the cross-valley road. When sand obscured the spot, a . . . Map (db m94591) HM
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14California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Petroglyphs
Indian rock carvings are found throughout the Western Hemisphere. Indians living today deny any knowledge of their meaning. Are they family symbols, doodlings, or ceremonial markings? Your guess is as good as any. Ancient Archives . . . Map (db m159528) HM
15California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Scotty’s CastleRoad to Recovery
Flash Flood Scours Grapevine Canyon On the night of October 18, 2015, heavy rains pounded Grapevine Canyon. Floodwaters roared out of the canyon mouth — visible to the northeast — and down the valley behind the ranger station. After . . . Map (db m195573) HM
16California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Shorty Harris Grave
Bury me beside Jim Dayton in the valley we loved. Above me write: "Here lies Shorty Harris, a single blanket jackass prospector." - Epitaph requested by Shorty (Frank) Harris, beloved gold hunter, 1856-1934. Here Jas. Dayton, pioneer, perished, . . . Map (db m159314) HM
17California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Ubehebe CraterDeath Valley National Park
Before you is vivid evidence of one of the geologic forces that shapes Death Valley. Unlike most geologic features, the age of Ubehebe Crater (u-bee hee-bee) is measured in thousands rather than millions of years; it is about 2,000 years old. . . . Map (db m167511) HM
18California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Wagon Wheel History
Traces of civilization remain for a long time on the face of Death Valley. Here, on both sides of the paved highway, you can see tracks of wagons that rolled between the mining boom towns of Rhyolite, Nevada and Skidoo, California.Map (db m159209) HM
19California (Inyo County), Death Valley National Park — Zabriskie PointFrom Wasteland to Wonderland
Mining comes and goes with fluctuating demand for minerals, but the draw of the desert is eternal. By the 1920s borax mining activity had slowed and the Pacific Coast Borax Company began looking for other uses for its holdings in Death Valley. The . . . Map (db m159455) HM
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Sep. 25, 2022