#848:  Eichbaum Toll Road

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100 ft S of State Hwy 190 (P.M. 85.83), Stovepipe Wells , Death Valley National Monument





State Plaque



From the plaque:

In 1926, H. W. Eichbaum obtained a franchise for a toll road from Darwin Falls to Stovepipe Wells, the first maintained road into the Valley from the west. It changed the area's economic base from mining to tourism and brought about the creation of Death Valley National Monument seven years later.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Death Valley '49ers, Inc., November 12, 1971.

©2009 David Schmitt