California Historical Landmarks in Inyo County
California Historical Landmark 441
Burned Wagons Point
State Route 190 in Stovepipe Wells
Death Valley National Park
Near this monument, the Jayhawker group of Death Valley Forty-Niners, gold seekers from Middle West, who entered Death Valley in 1849 seeking short route to the mines of central California, burned their wagons, dried the meat of some oxen and, with surviving animals, struggled westward on foot.
State Registered Landmark No. 441
Marker Placed by California Centennials Commission
Base Furnished by Death Valley 49ers Inc.
Dedicated December 3, 1949