Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley

Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley (HMLET)

Location: Furnace Creek, CA 92328 Inyo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 27.342', W 116° 52.005'

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Furnace Creek is a spring fed stream flowing into Death Valley. Native Americans lived here centuries prior to its discovery by lost Forty Niners. In 1881, Aaron Winters found borax nearby, and sold his claims and water rights to William Tell Coleman. Greenland Ranch was constructed at this site to support the borax workmen and twenty-mule teams. Francis Marion Smith acquired the site for his company which became US Borax and renamed it Furnace Creek Ranch. They produced borax in the valley until 1927.

The Ranch was opened to guests in 1932. The Museum was set up by Harry Gower and Ann Rosener in 1954 in the oldest structure in the Valley, built about 1883.

Fred Harvey Company purchased the Death Valley properties from US Borax in 1969.

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HM NumberHMLET
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Slim Princess Chapter No. 395
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 511940 N 4034502
Decimal Degrees36.45570000, -116.86675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 27.342', W 116° 52.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 27' 20.52" N, 116° 52' 0.30" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47-53 Death Valley National Park, Furnace Creek CA 92328, US
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