Thursday, April 16, 2009

Trip to Death Valley -4

Where has the name "Death Valley" came from? Such a simple but dreadful name. Many people may wonder as I did. In the Gold Rush period starting 1984, this valley was seemed short cut to Gold Mine area for everybody go to West. Due to the harsh nature, the people who once went into the valley, had never came out. The record shows that it was only one cart came out of the valley. One of the people came out of the valley said "Good Bye, Death Valley". Then people started to call this place Death Valley.

This desert extends over 2 states, California and Nevada. The area became "National Park" in 1994 under Bill Clinton administration. It is now under Federal Management.

The desert is so desolate. But it keeps some beauty. The beauty is almost noble. Maybe this impression of mine came from the nature who does not allow compromises to people. I was amazed by the scenery which was breath taking, stood there wordless. Still, when our tour guide
called and bus started to move, I felt relieved.

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. those poor people trying to take the short route to a future - found themselves dying as their destiny instead.

Life was hard in those days without information, maps, water bottles etc ..

Thanks for sharing .. however the desert is always beautiful and magical in such a surreal way ..

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Peter Baca said...

Hi Shaw,

Good information on how Death Valley was actually named! I am aware the Death Valley took a substantial toll on the people and wagon trains that went thru the valley in the 1800's.

Thank you for your post on an unusual place to visit!

Pete Baca
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Shaw said...

Hello Hilary,

The life was tough those days, you are right. And I felt the valley remember them all and talk about them to me when I was there.

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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Hello Shaw, That was very interesting. So many lost their lives. Such a hard place for us as humans to try to stay alive in. It was a hard time then. Thank you for telling us about Death Valley.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Hi Dan and Deanna,

Thank you for your coming. Thank you for your comment. Yes, so many lives were lost there. Still the valley was proud of the blue sky. That was interesting contast.

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Shaw said...

Hello Peter,

It was unusual place and unusual trip to Dealth Valley. This actually was a part of Las Vegas trip and the valley interested us more because of its impression.

Thank you for your comment.
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