Through this natural gateway the Death Valley
Forty-Niners, more than one hundred emigrants
from the middle west, seeking a short cut to
gold fields of central California, entered
Death Valley, December, 1849. All suffered
from thirst and starvation. Two contigents
passed southward here, the others proceeded
northward seeking to escape from region.
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