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#622:  Harry Wade Exit Route

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Location:

On State Hwy 127 (P.M. 29.8), 30 mi N of Baker

35.633215,-116.290906

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

After getting to Death Valley with the ill-fated 1849 caravan, Harry Wade found this exit route for his ox-drawn wagon and thereby saved his life and the lives of his wife and children. At this point the Wade party came upon the known Spanish Trail to Cajón Pass.


From the plaque:

Some 100 wagons found themselves in Salt Lake City too late to cross the Sierra Nevada. They banded together under the name of Sand Walking Co. and started for the gold fields in California over the old Spanish Trail. After being in Death Valley with the ill-fated 1849 caravan, Harry Wade found this exit route for his ox-drawn wagon, thereby saving his life and those of his wife and children. At this point the Wade party came upon the known Spanish trail to Cajon Pass.

Originally registered October 9, 1957. Plaque provided by the descendants of Harry Wade. Dedicated by Death Valley '49ers in cooperation with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and California State Park Commission, November 8, 1967. new plaque provided and dedicated by the ancient and honorable order of E Clampus Vitus, November 13, 1999.



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