CA-443 Valley Wells

Marker text: VALLEY WELLS

In this area, several groups of midwestern emigrants, who had escaped from hazards and privations in Death Valley in 1849, sought to secure water from Searles Lake. When they discovered its salty nature, they turned northward and westward in despair, and with travail crossed the Argus and other mountains to reach settlements of Central and Southern California.

State Registered Landmark No. 443

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

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