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Name: Burned Wagons Point
Site Number: #441
Date Visited: 08/20/2017
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 51880 CA-190, Death Valley, CA 92328
Website: N/A

Description: Near this monument, the Jayhawker group of Death Valley ’49ers, gold seekers from the Middle West who entered Death Valley in 1849 seeking a short route to the mines of central California, burned their wagons, dried the meat of some oxen and, with surviving animals, struggled westward on foot.