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2016 Keepsake

"The Passionate Creation of

the National Park Service"

by Steve Hale


"Death Valley - A Winter's Journey"

by Jackie Keller

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The Death Valley '49ers Annual Encampment would not be possible without the continued support and enthusiasm from our corporate sponsors. Cost effective sponsorship packages provide businesses the opportunity to enhance their community image, market and brand their goods and services, build lasting customer relationships, and help bring the Encampment experience to thousands of appreciative consumers.

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Cheryl Hale



The Furnace Creek Resort is a true oasis in the heart of Death Valley National Park. The resort includes the Inn at Furnace Creek (AAA 4 Diamond rated) and the Furnace Creek Ranch spread over 180 acres of swaying palm and tamarisk trees. With its two spring-fed swimming pools, 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and other entertainment options, the resort caters to couples, families and gatherings for weddings, conferences, reunions and golf tournaments. Dining options include four distinct restaurants from a casual western style saloon to the elegant Dining Room at the Inn. Activities vary by season but include stargazing under one of the darkest skies on the planet, horseback and carriage rides, biking and hiking, and more? At 214 feet below sea level, the golf course is the lowest golf course in the world; we confidently guarantee you will play your lowest round ever!

The Inn at Furnace Creek was built by the Pacific Coast Borax Company and welcomed its first guests on February 1, 1927. The Inn is open from mid-October to mid-May and July and August. The Furnace Creek Ranch opened in 1930 and welcomes travelers year round. Adjacent to Death Valley National Park’s Welcome Center, the resort offers the perfect vantage point to explore the beauty of a region that is virtually untouched and extraordinarily distinct. At 3.3 million acres, this is the largest National Park in the continental U.S. Our resort certainly is an “oasis in the desert”. For more information, call (760)786-2345 or visit FurnaceCreekResort.com.



The Automobile Club of Southern California was established in 1900 by 10 “horseless carriage” enthusiasts.  As the popularity of the automobile grew, the Auto Club quickly expanded its scope to provide travel services that helped members decide where to go once they got into their cars. The Auto Club Touring Information Bureau opened in 1911 to provide members with travel information, maps and the very first TourBooks™. And in 1958, the Auto Club established its first travel agency, called World Travel.

Since then, Auto Club travel services have continued expanding along with growth in membership and in leisure travel. Each of the Auto Club’s 84 Southern California branches, now serving more than six million members, hosts a full-service travel agency. Both members and non-members can use the travel agency to plan tours and cruises, make worldwide and domestic airline reservations, reserve hotels and rental cars, obtain rail tickets, and purchase small amounts of select overseas currency. Auto Club members receive specially negotiated discounts on selected tours, cruises and many other travel services.

The Auto Club has been involved with promoting Death Valley tourism since the early 20th century, mapping the area for members and using its sign posting crew to make the valley safe for tourists to explore. According to an Associated Press article from August 1921, “All water holes and wells have been marked so they can be found without trouble either at night or day…more than a year was consumed in charting the valley and in making and erecting the signs.”