Valley Wells

Valley Wells (HM1RD9)

Location: Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells, CA 93562 Inyo County
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N 35° 49.769', W 117° 20.304'

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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.
HM NumberHM1RD9
Marker Number443
Year Placed1949
Placed ByCalifornia Centennials Commission, Death Valley 49ers Inc., Trona Lions Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 469435 N 3965088
Decimal Degrees35.82948333, -117.33840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 49.769', W 117° 20.304'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 49' 46.14" N, 117° 20' 18.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1555 Trona Wildrose Rd, Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells CA 93562, US
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