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#443:  Valley Wells

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Location:

Trona Wildrose Rd at Valley Wells Rd, 5.5 mi NE of Trona

35.82947,-117.338362

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

In this area, several groups of midwestern emigrants, who had escaped from hazards and privations in Death Valley in 1849 sought to secure water from Searles Lake. They turned northward and westward in despair when they discovered its salty nature, and with great difficulty crossed the Argus and other mountains to reach settlements of Central and Southern California.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Death Valley 49ers, Inc. Dedicated December 3, 1949.



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