California Historical Landmarks in Inyo County
California Historical Landmark 442
Death Valley Gateway
State Route 190 and Badwater Road
Death Valley National Park
Through this natural gateway the Death Valley Forty-Niners, more than 100 emigrants from the Middle West, seeking a shortcut to gold fields of central California, entered Death Valley, December, 1849. All suffered from thirst and starvation. Two contingents passed southward here, the others proceeded northward seeking to escape from region.
State Registered Landmark No. 442
Marker Placed By California Centennials Commission
Base Furnished By Death Valley 49ers, Inc.
Dedicated December 3, 1949