#0848 Eichbaum Toll Road


#0848 Eichbaum Toll Road

Site information:

On State Hwy 190 (P.M. 85.83), Stovepipe Wells Village, Death Valley National Park


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Eichbaum Toll Road

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.

Registered 5/19/1971