#0442 Death Valley Gateway


#0442 Death Valley Gateway

Site information:

State Hwy 190 (P.M. 111.8), 1.3 mi SE of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

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 starvation. Two contingents went southwest from here, the others proceeded northward seeking an escape from region.

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

Registered 10/24/1949