California Historical Landmarks in Inyo County
California Historical Landmark 848
Eichbaum Toll Road
State Route 190 in Stovepipe Wells Village
Death Valley National Park
In 1926 H.W. Eichbaum obtained a franchise for a toll road from Darwin Falls to Stovepipe Wells, the first maintained road into the valley from the west. It changed the area from mining to tourism and brought about the creation of Death Valley National Monument seven years later.
State Registered Historical Landmark No. 848
Plaque Placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Death Valley '49ers, Inc., November 12, 1971