"Valley Wells California Historical Marker No.443" Trona Off The Beaten Path Tip by Yaqui
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The plaque reads:
In this area, several groups of midwestern emigrants who had escaped from the hazards and privations in Death Valley in 1849 sought to secure water from Searles Lake. When they discovered its salt nature they turned north and westward in despair and with travail crossed the Argus and other mountains to reach settlements of central and southern California.
Valley Wells State Registered Landmark No. 443
Marker Placed by California Centennials Commission
Base Furnished by Death Valley 49ers. Inc.
Dedicated December 3, 1949
This Historical Monument was placed and dedicated by the Trona Lions Club, in June 1982.
Located on Trona Wildrose Rd at Valley Wells Rd, 5.5 mi NE of Trona (Highway 178)
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