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Name: Valley Wells
Site Number: #443
Date Visited: 09/05/2016
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 1555 Trona Wildrose Rd, Trona, CA 93562
Coordinates35.8294852,-117.3385307
Website: N/A

Description: 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. They turned northward and westward in despair when they discovered its salty nature, and with great difficulty crossed the Argus and other mountains to reach settlements of Central and Southern California.