Down The Trail


Heritage and Music Festival

November 4th-10th, 2019

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General Meeting

(everyone welcome)

Sunday Nov. 10, 2019

Furnace Creek, CA


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Dennis Harders

2019 President

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NPS Centennial Keepsake Book

"The Passionate Creation of

the National Park Service"

by Steve Hale,

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70th Annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment
November 4th-10th, 2019

Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA  


Welcome to the home of the annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment. Membership to the Death Valley '49ers gives you access to all of our Encampment activities and many other benefits! Individual memberships are just $35 and family memberships, including children under 18, are just $60 (visit our Membership page for information)!  See you at the 2019 Encampment!

Encampment events begin Monday November 4th and run until Sunday, November 10th.  This week-long Western heritage festival includes old-time and western-style music, historic character reenactments, history presentations, our Invitational Western Art Show, craft show, golf tournament, wheelbarrow race, a pioneer costume contest, 4X4 tours, wagon train and horse parades.  To see an example of our events, simply click on the Encampment Schedule 2018  tab on the right hand side of this page.

 Twenty Mule Team Encampment Schedule 2019

**Safety During Twenty Mule Team Events**