California Historical Landmarks in Inyo County
California Historical Landmark 443
Trona Wildrose Road at Valley Wells Road
Northeast of Trona
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
Erected & Dedicated
Trona Lions Club
December 2, 1949