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Eichbaum Toll Road - Stovepipe Wells, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 36° 36.330 W 117° 08.849
11S E 486810 N 4051120
Quick Description: Historic Marker recounting the establishment of the first tourist toll road into Death Valley.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2017 3:19:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMVNH1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 6

Long Description:
Marker is located in the village of Stovepipe Wells off CA 190.

Marker text reads:

"In 1926, H. W. Eichbaum obtained a franchise for a toll road from Darwin Falls to Stovepipe Wells, the first maintained road into Death Valley from the west. It changed the area's economic base from mining to tourism and brought about the creation of Death Valley National Monument seven years later."

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with the Death Valley 49ers Inc., November 12, 1971
Marker Number: 848.00

Marker Name: Eichbaum Toll Road

County: Inyo

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 11/12/1971

Location:
Death Valley National Park, 100 ft S of State Hwy 190 (P.M. 85.83), Stovepipe Wells


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