#0441 Burned Wagons Point

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#0441 Burned Wagons Point

Site information:

On State Hwy 190 (P.M. 85.9), Stovepipe Wells Village, Death Valley National Park

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.

36.606745,-117.146155

Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Burned Wagons Point

Near this monument, the Jayhawker group of Death Valley '49ers, gold seekers from the Middle West who entered Death Valley in 1849 seeking a short route to the mines of central California, burned their wagons, dried the meat of some oxen and, with surviving animals, struggled westward on foot.

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

Registered 10/24/1949

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