CA-442 Death Valley 49ers Gateway

Marker 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.

State Registered Landmark No. 442

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

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