Valley Wells historical marker California Inyo display Historical Site marker sign attraction education information landmark Place of Interest Tourist Destination Travel Destination Death Valley historic marker historic site Inyo County Searles Lake signage attractive destination educating info tourist attraction West history no people text appealing tourism travel United States historic nobody word attract daytime displays historical markers markers signs United States of America color image historical landmarks outdoor vertical appeal day educate historic markers historic sites colour image destinations outside tourist attractions CA day time day-time Jason O. Watson / historical-markers.org US words color images daylight outdoors USA verticals colour images natural light outsides U.S. U.S.A.
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